Special Issue "Advances in Metal Casting Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: metal casting; metallurgy; heat transfer; solidification; light alloys; steel; heat treatment; lost foam casting; casting defects
Interests: porous and cellular metals; metal foams; syntactic foams; metal matrix syntactic foams; metal matrix composites; metal casting; casting technology; powder metallurgy; powder technology; finite element analysis; integrated computational materials engineering (ICME); smart structures; sensor integration; sensorial materials; structural health monitoring (SHM)
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Interests: metal casting; coatings; casting defects; inorganic chemistry; refactory materials
Interests: metal casting processes; digital maintenance; casting follow up processes; logistics in foundries; performance measurement in production; balanced scorecards in production management
Interests: metal casting; lost foam casting; compound casting; hybrid materials and structures; powder metallurgy; additive manufacturing; printed sensors and electronics; smart manufacturing; e-mobility
As one of the oldest metal-based manufacturing techniques, casting lives on by constantly reinventing itself, optimizing the processes, materials, and properties that are achievable. In this Special Issue, we will cover the full range of metal casting and its supporting technologies, from optimized component design to the simulation of materials and processes up to the prediction of microstructures and properties, from mold and core materials to advanced approaches like sensor integration, compound and hybrid castings and secondary processes like heat treatment. We thus do not exclude any casting process, but invite contributions on the full range of process from precision casting to High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC), from sand and lost foam casting (LFC) to Low Pressure Die Casting (LPDC). We are also interested in studies which leave the purely metallurgical field, but discuss the question of how casting technology may link up with current trends in smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 approaches.
Highlighted thematic foci will be
- digitalization from production organization to capturing (and use) of process data, digital twin approaches, smart castings etc.
- additive manufacturing in a metal casting context, e.g., for the production of hard tools and/or expendable patterns
- compound, hybrid, and smart castings (e.g., function/sensor integration)
- new materials for established processes (i.e., stainless lost foam)
- new alloys able to meet new challenges, e.g. combinations of high conductivity/good castability for electric powertrain applications
- modelling and simulation from macro to micro scale, from the casting process to microstructure evolution and property prediction
- advanced structural optimization techniques applied to metal casting technology
The group of guest editors has deliberately been selected for coverage of both the academic and the industrial community to ensure high-quality scientific contributions with a clear focus on application requirements.
Dr. William D. Griffiths
Dr. Dirk Lehmhus
Dr. Ekaterina Potaturina
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Roeren
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Matthias Busse
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 1800 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.
- metal casting
- smart castings
- sensor integration
- compound casting
- hybrid materials
- hybrid manufacturing process
- casting simulation
- lost foam casting