Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing of Polymeric Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 April 2019).
Interests: Additive manufacturing; Computational materials science; Micromechanics; Contact mechanics and tribology
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Interests: additive manufacturing; biomedical materials
Interests: Rapid prototyping manufacturing ; Near-net shape manufacturing; Rapid development of agricultural water saving products; optical electromechanical integration, etc.
Interests: Additive Manufacturing; Graphene/CNTs
Interests: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of fabricating three-dimensional (3D) components, layer on layer, from 3D model data. AM allows the production of customized parts from metals, ceramics, and polymers without the need for molds or machining typical for conventional formative and subtractive fabrication. Polymers and their composites are one of the most widely used materials in today’s industry and are of great interest in AM due to the vast potential for various applications, such as in the medical, aerospace and automotive industries. The range of polymers used in AM encompasses thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, hydrogels, functional polymers, polymer blends, composites, and biological systems. Over the past decade, many studies have been done on developing new polymeric materials for AM processes such as selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, vat photopolymerization and material jetting.
This Special Issue is aimed at collecting cutting-edge original research papers and reviews on the latest advances in AM of polymeric materials. The topic themes include advanced polymeric materials development, processing parameter optimization, characterization techniques, structure-property relationships, process modelling, etc., specifically for AM.
Prof. Kun Zhou
Prof. Hong Wu
Prof. Yusheng Shi
Prof. Chunze Yan
Prof. Jiaming Bai
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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. Polymers 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.
- Additive manufacturing
- 3D printing
- Polymeric materials
- Process modelling