Anisotropic/ Isotropic Microstructural Design in Additive Manufacturing

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (11 January 2024) | Viewed by 1048

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Anisotropic Design & Additive Manufacturing Research Center, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Interests: additive manufacturing; biomaterials; coatings; microstructure; crystallographic orientation

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Distinguished Professor in Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Interests: additive manufacturing; matal 3d printing; biomaterials; bone substitute; crystallographic texture; deformation mechanism; regenerative medicine; biomimetic materials; implantology
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, 26040 Eskisehir, Turkey
Interests: metal additive manufacturin; Laser/Electron beam powder bed fusion; material characterisation; process development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, feasible for use in customized, small-scale production, are new and significant replacements for traditional manufacturing technologies.

Despite the many advantages of AM methods, including design flexibility, the production of functionally graded parts, and a significantly lower buy-to-fly ratio, aspects such as the development of high residual stresses, and potentially, the formation of detrimental phases and defects in additively manufactured parts, are a matter of concern. Thus, further research is required to overcome the many challenges that AM methods face today.

This Special Issue aims to provide new ideas and present the latest advances in the AM of metallic materials, with a particular emphasis on anisotropic/isotropic microstructural design, in order to optimize structural/functional properties and promote applications of AM.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, a novel design for AM, new applications of AM processes, alloy design, the AM of single crystals, tailoring microstructures (anisotropic/isotropic), customized structural/functional properties, serviceability, the prevention/understanding of micro- and mesoscale defects, residual stresses and distortion, pre-/post-processing technologies and approaches, applications of finite element modeling, and machine learning in AM methodology.

Dr. Ozkan Gokcekaya
Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Nakano
Dr. Evren Yasa
Guest Editors

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  • Additive manufacturing of metals and alloys
  • Processing–structure–properties relations
  • Processing optimization
  • Anisotropic/isotropic microstructure
  • Customized properties
  • Defect formation
  • Residual stresses and distortion
  • Post-processing
  • Finite element analysis
  • Machine learning

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