Additively Manufactured Polymers: Design, Testing and Applications

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 572

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Interests: additively manufactured polymers; fracture mechanics; structural health monitoring; mechanical vibrations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The evolution of polymeric materials over the last decade has led to the establishment of advanced and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques for both the present and the future. One of these techniques, which has revolutionised the art, science, and engineering of polymers and polymer composites, is additive manufacturing. The increased demand for complex and lightweight structures synthesised with lower development costs has resulted in an unprecedented rise in the use of additive manufacturing for developing polymeric components and structures. However, this demand and rise has led to new challenges in their design, testing, and applications. Therefore, an awareness of these challenges and the dissemination of new findings are very important for both the academic and industrial domains. Keeping this in mind, this Special Issue has been launched to collect papers on additively manufactured polymers and polymer composites.

We encourage authors to submit papers related to additively manufactured polymers and polymer composite design, testing, and applications. This Special Issue aims to determine the current state of the art in polymers and polymer composites designed through additive manufacturing, their properties, and their effectiveness in real-world applications. We are seeking papers focusing on (but not limited to) the following areas in additively manufactured polymers:

  1. General design.
  2. Testing behaviour and mechanics.
  3. Failure and damage analysis.
  4. Applications.
  5. Design as functional and smart materials.
  6. Optimisation in design and processing.

Dr. Muhammad Khan
Dr. Feiyang He
Guest Editors

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. Polymers 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 2700 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.


  • additive manufacturing
  • polymer and polymer composite
  • design, testing and failure
  • damage diagnostics
  • smart polymers
  • functional polymers

Published Papers

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