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Special Issue "3D, 2.5D Printing and Additive Manufacturing"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Susanne Klein
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Guest Editor
Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Interests: Optics, Photography, Printing, Colloidal Chemistry, Materials, Colour Science, 3D and 2.5D Printing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Most people will come into contact with 3D printing and additive manufacturing via a cheap and cheerful printer made from a kit and sitting in a school, coffee shop or university lab, for example. After the first excitement, the little trinkets that were created are forgotten or the spare parts disappear into an instrument. Almost no one is aware how ubiquitous printing and additive manufacturing is and has been for centuries. In ancient Greece, moulds were used to mass produce clay figurines. The first reproduction methods for photographic images were 2.5 D prints. This Special Issue aims to showcase and review modern applications of 3D, 2.5D printing and additive manufacturing, including medical devices, security printing, and applications in the creative industries.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Susanne Klein
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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.


  • Printing as an industrial process
  • New materials for additive manufacturing
  • 2.5 D printing
  • Printing with functional materials
  • 3D printing for conservation
  • 3D printing in medicine
  • 3D printing in the creative industries

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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