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Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing of Metals with Lasers"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: additive manufacturing with lasers; laser surface treatments; laser welding of dissimilar metals
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Special Issue in Metals: Additive Layer Manufacturing using Metal Deposition
As you know, an exponentially growing interest in both the industrial and academic communities regarding additive manufacturing (AM) has arisen in the last 5 years following more than a decade of technical proofs of concept and improvements in laser-based AM techniques. Since then, many scientific fields have been addressed in detail in the literature, including (1) the physics of laser–powder (or wire)–melt pool interaction, (2) the optimization of process parameters to ensure optimum densification of parts, (3) the microstructures of as-built or thermally treated AM materials and, of course, (4) the mechanical or corrosion properties of manufactured parts. Experimental, analytical, or numerical means have been used to fulfill the requirements of AM developments. However, on all of these topics, a tremendous amount of work is still required to improve our global understanding of existing processes (direct energy deposition, powder bed laser fusion, metal binder jetting, etc.), develop novel processes, address modified or complex alloys (e.g., hot cracking sensitivity) or provide a more precise analysis of AM microstructures and their resulting properties. These are the global objectives of this Special Issue on Additive Manufacturing of Metals with Lasers, which is devoted to the most recent achievements on this highly attractive topic.
Prof. Patrice Peyre
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 1600 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.
- powder bed laser fusion (PBLF/SLM)
- direct energy deposition (DED)
- metal binder jetting (MBJ)
- residual stresses
- numerical simulation