Special Issue "Manufacturing Process Development of Advanced Composite Materials"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2024 | Viewed by 4333
Interests: 3D/4D printing; additive/hybrid manufacturing; composite & hybrid materials; graphene processing; industry 4.0; metal & polymer prototyping; product design & development
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Special Issue in Metals: Industry 4.0: Design and Improvement of Additive Manufacturing
The product resulting from the combination of two or more materials to produce a unique product with distinctly different properties is referred to as a composite material. The importance of composites cannot be emphasised enough as they can provide bespoke properties and are being widely used in different industrial sectors (such as automotive, aerospace, marine, construction, electronics, defence, medical, railway, renewable energy, and sports) due to their high strength-to-weight ratio, durability, and design flexibility. Therefore, this Special Issue is focussed on such advanced composite materials and the processes that can help in their development in a cost-effective manner. Current methods of composite manufacture are mostly manual, with a heavy reliance on skilled humans and self-taught craftsmanship skills acquired through many years of experience. Furthermore, recent advancements of impregnating fibrous and/or particulate reinforcements in polymeric, metallic, and ceramic matrices require significance pre- and post-processing, thus increasing the lead time and associated costs as well as requiring specialised equipment for processing.
This Special Issue welcomes articles providing novel ideas to overcome these aspects through, for example, the design and embedding of fibrous/particulate materials, advances in fabrication and processing of composites, process modelling, and rigorous experimental analysis for the characterisation of composites and their constituent phases/interfaces. Other topics of interest include economic/commercial and environmental as well as recyclability pathways of composites and their manufacturing processes.
Dr. Javaid Butt
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 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.
- process development
- product design
- mechanical testing
- computational modelling