Special Issue "Rapid Manufacturing Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Karalekas
Director of Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Testing, Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus, Karaoli and Dimitriou 80 Str.,GR-18534, Piraeus, Greece
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Interests: mechanics and materials in design; additive layered manufacturing; 3D printing; composites
The last three decades have seen the emergence and evolution of new manufacturing technologies that offer the benefits of complexity, speed, cost, and high quality of products. Rapid Manufacturing (RM) Technologies, based on Additive Manufacturing techniques (AM), make possible the fabrication of end-use items directly from Computer Aided Design (CAD) data. Rapid Manufacturing is an extension of Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling for producing components with topologically optimized complex geometries as well as functionalities that are not achievable by traditional methods. The impact of RM technologies is far-reaching and the opportunities and advantages are enormous. Implications are significant for many sectors, such as aerospace, aeronautics, automotive, civil and medical, which are ready to take advantage of developments in RM. Despite significant research efforts, the evolution of RM technologies is far from complete with many significant challenges that need to be overcome. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect a series of articles (experimental, analytical and computational) related to technologies, methods, materials, systems and applications in the field of Rapid Manufacturing.
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Karalekas
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- Design optimization tools and strategies
- Simulation models for RM processes
- Process reliability and product quality
- Materials considerations and characterization
- Additive Manufacturing
- Application of available technologies
- 3D micro/nanostructures