Special Issue "Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Machine Tool Technology"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Engineering and Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. John D. Kechagias
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University of Thessaly, General Department, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes, Gaiopolis 41500, Greece
Interests: CNC machine tools; manufacturing technology; quality engineering
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Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Kyratsis
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University of Western Macedonia, Dept. of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Kila Kozani, GR50100, Greece
Interests: CAD/CAM/CAE; manufacturing and machining; product and packaging design; reverse engineering and prototyping
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Prof. Dr. Angelos P. Markopoulos
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National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Manufacturing Technology, Greece
Interests: precision machining; micromachining; non-conventional machining; grinding; nano-manufacturing; cutting tools; difficult-to-machine materials; finite elements simulation; molecular dynamics; soft computing; nanomaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable manufacturing processes (SMP) and machine tool technology issues are extremely interesting topics nowadays that combine high performance with environmental conscious design and manufacturing. A number of issues from the design process, the machining processes to the manufacturing mechanisms are involved and the researchers are able to explore different aspects of SMPs and simulation tools. Conventional and non-conventional manufacturing can be used together under the sustainability umbrella. Simulation based optimisation can offer considerable benefits towards an environmentally friendly way of life.

Computer Aided Manufacturing has gone far beyond than just creating CNC codes. Optimisation tools for machining trajectories for peculiar geometries, simulation tools based on a variety of principles and linear/nonlinear finite element methodologies applied, lead to more sustainable design and manufacturing results.

This Special Issue provides an opportunity for researchers to present recent advances and technologies in the aforementioned fields and indicate the future trends for sustainability in manufacturing and tooling technologies.

Suitable topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Machinability
  • Conventional and Non-conventional manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing processes simulations
  • Simulations for sustainability
  • CNC Trajectory optimisation
  • Quality engineering
  • Precision machining
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable Industry 4.0,
  • Autonomous and collaborative robots
  • Cloud manufacturing
  • Manufacturing and design optimisation
  • Soft computing (neural networks, deep learning etc)
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Sustainable design and manufacturing
  • Automotive and Aerospace applications

Prof. Dr. John D. Kechagias
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Kyratsis
Prof. Dr. Angelos P. Markopoulos
Guest Editors

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. Sustainability 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.


  • CNC machine tools, manufacturing technology, quality engineering, CAD/CAM/CAE, manufacturing and machining, product and packaging design, reverse engineering and prototyping, micromachining
  • nonconventional processes in macro
  • micro- and nanoscale
  • modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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