Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing of Architected Metallic Materials"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mohammad J. Mirzaali
Guest Editor
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Mekelweg 2, Delft 2628CD, The Netherlands
Interests: 3D/ 4D printing; biomaterials; biomimetics; multifunctional materials; designer materials; functionally graded materials; biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Amir A. Zadpoor
Guest Editor
Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Mekelweg 2, Delft 2628CD, The Netherlands
Interests: biofabrication and additive bio-manufacturing; mechanobiology; surface bio-functionalization; infection prevention and treatment; metamaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3D printing) is used for the fabrication of three-dimensional materials made from metals and their alloys. The layer-upon-layer nature of AM techniques makes it possible to create metallic structures with complex cellular architectures, which are often to some extent similar to those found in natural materials. The free-form competence of AM techniques, when combined with printing of multiple materials at the same time, provides a unique opportunity for the fabrication of architected materials with tailor-made functionalities and (mechanical) properties. Such architected metallic materials have numerous high-tech applications in high added value industries, such as healthcare and mobility. This Special Issue, therefore, aims to present the latest research related to the design and fabrication of 3D-printed architected metallic materials. It also covers the advances in their characterization, (post-)processing, computational modeling (e.g., topology optimization, failure analysis), and applications particularly in the area of biomedical engineering (e.g., orthopedic implants).

Dr. Mohammad J. Mirzaali
Prof. Dr. Amir A. Zadpoor
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Metallic additive manufacturing
  • Architected materials
  • Functional gradient
  • Designer materials
  • Biomimetics

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