Innovations in Materials Processing

A section of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080).

Section Information

Technological growth in various engineering sectors is often limited by the lack of high-performance materials. The performance of the materials crucially depends on how we process them into their final shape. Innovations in material processing is thus a crucial area which principally governs the microstructure, properties, and the performance of materials. In view of this, the section on “Innovation in Materials Processing” focuses on the new developments related to the primary and secondary processing of materials that ensures (a) enhanced properties; (b) energy conservation; (c) reduced greenhouse gas emissions; (d) a greener planet Earth, and/or (e) improved production efficiency.

In particular (but not exclusively), this section invites contributions pertaining to the following:

  • Solid-Phase Processing techniques such as conventional powder metallurgy and 3D printing.
  • Two-Phase Processing techniques such as spray forming and rheocasting.
  • Liquid-Phase Processing techniques such as conventional casting, die casting, liquid forging, etc.
  • Friction Stir Processing for making alloys, composites, and surface treatments, and for joining.
  • Microwave Processing for the synthesis and treatment of materials, including ceramics, polymers, metals and composites.
  • Secondary Processing techniques such as rolling, forging, and extrusion, targeted at improving the properties of materials.
  • Coating Techniques including different methods and purposes to improve the functionality of the substrates.

Prof. Dr. Manoj Gupta
Section Editor-in-Chief


  • solid phase processing
  • liquid phase processing
  • two phase processing
  • spray processing
  • 3D  printing
  • friction stir processing
  • microwave sintering
  • rolling
  • forging
  • extrusion
  • coating techniques

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