Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials: Process-Structure-Property-Performance Relationships

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystalline Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024 | Viewed by 191

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Intelligent Systems Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65401, USA
Interests: additive manufacturing; laser-material interaction; tribology; process automation, modelling
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Intelligent Systems Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65401, USA
Interests: cyberphysical systems; distributed digital factories; cyber security

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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409, USA
Interests: metal additive manufacturing (AM); novel AM process development and process planning; rapid prototyping; multiscale multiphysics AM process modeling; remanufacturing automation; AM process monitoring and control; digital materials processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The integration of additive manufacturing (AM) and subtractive manufacturing (SM) processes with in situ monitoring and feedback is a cutting-edge approach in the field of advanced manufacturing. This concept seeks to combine the strengths of both AM and SM, while incorporating near–real-time monitoring and feedback to enhance the overall manufacturing process. AM involves creating 3D objects by adding a material layer by layer, offering design freedom and complexity that traditional subtractive methods cannot achieve. However, it may suffer from issues, such as a poor surface finish and dimensional accuracy. On the other hand, SM removes the material to shape an object and excels in achieving precise dimensions and a high surface quality, but can be limited in terms of its complex geometries and material wastage. The integration of these two processes aims to overcome these limitations by leveraging the strengths of each technique. Additionally, in situ monitoring and feedback systems using digital twins are incorporated into the manufacturing process to ensure high-quality control, detect defects, and make necessary adjustments during manufacturing. The key benefits of this integration include an improved part quality, reduced material waste, shorter lead times, and enhanced design flexibility, thereby also supporting industry 4.0 and digital factories.

The primary purpose of this Special Issue is to deliver an intercontinental forum for ground-breaking research on experiments and modelling using additive and subtractive manufacturing processes, in situ monitoring and feedback via manufacturing processes, the development of new materials and their parameters optimization, and the development of sophisticated data-driven models and their implementation in manufacturing processes. 

Dr. Muhammad Arif Mahmood
Dr. Asad Waqar Malik
Prof. Dr. Frank Liou
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  • additive manufacturing
  • subtractive manufacturing
  • in situ monitoring and feedback
  • physics-based and data-driven modelling

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