Special Issue "Advances in Micro-Milling, 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D:Materials and Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 44

Special Issue Editors

School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Interests: precision machining; micro-milling; modeling; process simulation; FSW
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School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering and Science, Shanghai 201620, China
Interests: advanced manufacturing; microstructure evolution; residual stress
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Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: ultrasonic-vibration-assisted milling; laser-assisted milling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the increasing demand for micro-structures/parts in aerospace, biomedical, microelectronics and other industries, micro-milling technology, which uses a high-frequency spindle together with cutting tools with diameters smaller than 1 mm, has become common because of its machining accuracy and machining capabilities.

In micro-milling processes, mechanical loading and thermal loading result in material microstructure evolution, which significantly affect material macroscale properties and the distribution of residual stress, including recrystallization and grain growth, crystallographic texture evolution, dislocation density evolution, and phase transformation. On the other hand, as a key evaluation index of the surface integrity, residual stress induced in micro-milling is important, and it is imperative to understand and control it to improve the dimension accuracy and surface finish of workpieces.

This Special Issue is devoted to advances in the scientific understanding of micro-milling, mainly in metals, but also in composites, ceramics and other structural/functional materials. We welcome research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on the research, design, manufacture, performance validation, and application of high-precision machining, including fundamental and applied research and development in micro-milling processes and advanced measurement science. The scope includes micro-milling systems and supporting metrology at the microscale.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Prof. Dr. Xiaohong Lu
Dr. Man Zhao
Dr. Yixuan Feng
Guest Editors

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  • micro-milling
  • modeling and simulation
  • system and measurement
  • scale effect
  • surface integrity
  • residual stress
  • microstructure evolution

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