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Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing: Accuracy, Suitability, Sustainability and Costs"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Additive manufacturing is an emerging manufacturing process with huge potential. Many studies have recently been developed regarding the different approaches already made in terms of technology. However, in order to better explore the most recent developments, it is also necessary to study important aspects such as the accuracy of each technology, their suitability for particular applications, how the processes are sustainable, and the development of models able to predict the production cost regarding different technologies and equipment, as well as material, geometry of the parts, filling characteristics, and so on. This Special Issue intends to disseminate recent high-quality studies in this field, regarding the production of metallic parts by additive manufacturing. Theoretical and experimental works will be welcome, highlighting the differences between technologies and characteristics of the parts.
Prof. Francisco J. G. Silva
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- additive manufacturing
- direct metal deposition
- 3D printing of metal alloys
- direct metal laser sintering
- laser powder bed fusion