Special Issue "Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Surface Engineering"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion, Wear and Erosion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1019

Special Issue Editors

School of Material Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi'an, China
Interests: modeling and simulation; thermal plasma; Coating; TBC; surface processing; additive manufacturing
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA
Interests: high-entropy alloys; spark plasma sintering; toughening; tribology; failure analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your original contribution to this Special Issue "Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Surface Engineering". Material processing is relevant to everyday life, including in food, clothing,  transportation, and to the production process of electronic products. Materials can involve metal, non-metal materials, organic, and inorganic materials. This Special Issue also covers advances in the materials and processes used to manufacture components and their surface treatments. Surface treatment technology could reduce the degradation of the components and extend their lifetime and improve their performance. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest experimental and theoretical developments in the field, through a combination of original research papers and review articles from leading groups around the world.

In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Casting, welding, forming, and additive processing and joined technologies;
  • Surface engineering specifically related to the manufacturing process, such as plasma surface treatment, thermal spraying, cold spraying techniques, and physical and chemical deposition techniques;
  • Characterization and testing before and after surface modification, such as improvement of friction, corrosion, thermodynamics, biocompatibility, etc.

Dr. Senhui Liu
Dr. Surekha Yadav
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Coatings 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 2600 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.


  • materials processing technology
  • surface treatments
  • wear and corrosion
  • characterization and test of materials

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A Brief Review of Current Trends in the Additive Manufacturing of Orthopedic Implants with Thermal Plasma-Sprayed Coatings to Improve the Implant Surface Biocompatibility
Coatings 2023, 13(7), 1175; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings13071175 - 29 Jun 2023
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The demand for orthopedic implants is increasing, driven by a rising number of young patients seeking an active lifestyle post-surgery. This has led to changes in manufacturing requirements. Joint arthroplasty operations are on the rise globally, and recovery times are being reduced by [...] Read more.
The demand for orthopedic implants is increasing, driven by a rising number of young patients seeking an active lifestyle post-surgery. This has led to changes in manufacturing requirements. Joint arthroplasty operations are on the rise globally, and recovery times are being reduced by customized endoprostheses that promote better integration. Implants are primarily made from metals and ceramics such as titanium, hydroxyapatite, zirconium, and tantalum. Manufacturing processes, including additive manufacturing and thermal plasma spraying, continue to evolve. These advancements enable the production of tailored porous implants with uniform surface coatings. Coatings made of biocompatible materials are crucial to prevent degradation and enhance biocompatibility, and their composition, porosity, and roughness are actively explored through biocompatibility testing. This review article focuses on the additive manufacturing of orthopedic implants and thermal plasma spraying of biocompatible coatings, discussing their challenges and benefits based on the authors’ experience with selective laser melting and microplasma spraying of metal-ceramic coatings. Full article
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