Special Issue "Binder Assisted Metal Powder Shaping"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Powder Metallurgy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 535

Special Issue Editors

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Oporto University, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Interests: advanced manufacturing processes; mechanical and microstructural characterization of metallic materials, nanocomposites
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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Unit, Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI), 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: materials characterization; powder metallurgy; metal matrix composites; additive manufacturing; sustainability; joining
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Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: powder metallurgy; micro manufacturing and additive manufacturing of metallic parts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of binder material to facilitate shaping when metal powders are used is usual in most powder manufacturing techniques: powder injection molding, powder hot-embossing, binder jetting, and material extrusion (such as FFF and FDM). Usually, these techniques require different process steps: selection and characterization of materials, optimization and production of mixtures, shaping, debinding, and sintering. These process steps are related, and the variables of each one interact and influence the properties of the final parts. The success of the replication of final parts depends on the characteristics of the powder and binder. The binder has an essential role in the homogeneity of the mixture, shaping process, and the interaction with powders during debinding. Simulation of the behavior of the materials is interesting to optimize the processing conditions and provide competitiveness. For industrial application, both the binder materials and the removal processes of these binders must be environmentally friendly. Moreover, post-processing (HIP, heat treatments, finishing, etc.) are relevant to enhance properties and to achieve requirements. The development of metal components produced by these techniques should be productive and competitive with others, whether for large series production or small batches. Topics addressed in this Special Issue may include, but are not limited to the following:

Powder and binder specified for PIM or Additive manufacturing using binder assisted method;
Molding/shaping powder-binder;
Debinding and Sintering;
Numerical analysis of materials behavior to optimize processing conditions;
Industrial applications.

Prof. Dr. Manuel Vieira
Dr. Omid Emadinia
Dr. Elsa Wellenkamp de Sequeiros
Guest Editors

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  • metal powder
  • binder system
  • feedstocks
  • powder injection molding
  • powder hot-embossing
  • binder jetting
  • material extrusion
  • mechanical and microstructural characterization
  • debinding
  • sintering

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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