Anniversary Review and Feature Papers

A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Interests: innovative machining processes; hybrid and assisted machining; difficult-to-machine materials; cooling and lubrication
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Dear Colleagues,

As members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, we are very pleased to announce this Special Issue, titled “Anniversary Review and Feature Papers”. This is in celebration of the fifth year of the journal’s existence and its first year as a journal indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science.

This Special Issue is dedicated to a collection of distinguished articles from Editorial Board Members and Leading Researchers. Review papers as well as cutting-edge research contributions are expected, addressing contemporary issues in manufacturing and materials processing science and technology.

We expect to disseminate comprehensive reviews, critical reviews, as well as research results and innovative ideas by research groups worldwide, pointing to fast-advancing developments in all topics covered by JMMP with a special emphasis on innovative manufacturing processes, sustainable manufacturing processes, innovative/smart materials, micro/nanomanufacturing, intelligence in manufacturing process monitoring and control, and manufacturing equipment for Industry 4.0.

You are invited to send a title and abstract to our Editorial Office (jmmp@mdpi.com) for evaluation. Alternatively, you are welcome to submit full papers of your recent research outcomes within the scope of JMMP. All contributions will be peer-reviewed.

Prof. Dr. George-Christopher Vosniakos
Dr. Alborz Shokrani
Prof. Dr. George Chryssolouris
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • manufacturing processes
  • materials in manufacturing
  • machine tools
  • manufacturing system technology

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3D Printing of Biomass–Fungi Composite Material: Effects of Mixture Composition on Print Quality
by Abhinav Bhardwaj, Al Mazedur Rahman, Xingjian Wei, Zhijian Pei, David Truong, Matt Lucht and Na Zou
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2021, 5(4), 112; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp5040112 - 18 Oct 2021
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It is known that 3D printing can facilitate greater design flexibility in the printing of custom shapes for packaging and construction applications using biomass–fungi composite materials. The feasibility of this new method was demonstrated by a preliminary experiment, the results of which were [...] Read more.
It is known that 3D printing can facilitate greater design flexibility in the printing of custom shapes for packaging and construction applications using biomass–fungi composite materials. The feasibility of this new method was demonstrated by a preliminary experiment, the results of which were reported in a journal publication in 2020. As a follow-up, this paper reports on an experimental study on the relationship between the mixture composition (i.e., the psyllium husk powder content) and print quality using this new method. Four mixtures were prepared by varying the amounts of psyllium husk powder (in grams) added to 400 mL of water. The ratios (g/mL) of psyllium husk powder weight (wp) over volume of water (vw) for the mixtures were 0, 1:40, 2:40, and 3:40. Each mixture also contained 100 g of biomass–fungi material and 40 g of whole wheat flour. The print quality of the samples was evaluated based on the extrudability and shape stability. The results showed that mixtures without any psyllium husk powder were not extrudable. An increase in the ratio of psyllium husk powder to water from 1:40 to 2:40 resulted in improved print quality; however, when the psyllium husk powder to water ratio was increased to 3:40, the extrudability became worse. This phenomenon was explained by analyzing the rheological properties of the mixtures. Full article
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Advanced Processing and Machining of Tungsten and Its Alloys
by Samuel Omole, Alexander Lunt, Simon Kirk and Alborz Shokrani
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2022, 6(1), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp6010015 - 20 Jan 2022
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Tungsten is a refractory metal with the highest melting temperature and density of all metals in this group. These properties, together with the high thermal conductivity and strength, make tungsten the ideal material for high-temperature structural use in fusion energy and other applications. [...] Read more.
Tungsten is a refractory metal with the highest melting temperature and density of all metals in this group. These properties, together with the high thermal conductivity and strength, make tungsten the ideal material for high-temperature structural use in fusion energy and other applications. It is widely agreed that the manufacture of components with complex geometries is crucial for scaling and optimizing power plant designs. However, there are challenges associated with the large-scale processing and manufacturing of parts made from tungsten and its alloys which limit the production of these complex geometries. These challenges stem from the high ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTT), as well as the strength and hardness of these parts. Processing methods, such as powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing, can generate near-net-shaped components. However, subtractive post-processing techniques are required to complement these methods. This paper provides an in-depth exploration and discussion of different processing and manufacturing methods for tungsten and identifies the challenges and gaps associated with each approach. It includes conventional and unconventional machining processes, as well as research on improving the ductility of tungsten using various methods, such as alloying, thermomechanical treatment, and grain structure refinement. Full article
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Review on Additive Manufacturing of Multi-Material Parts: Progress and Challenges
by Seymur Hasanov, Suhas Alkunte, Mithila Rajeshirke, Ankit Gupta, Orkhan Huseynov, Ismail Fidan, Frank Alifui-Segbaya and Allan Rennie
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2022, 6(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp6010004 - 27 Dec 2021
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Additive manufacturing has already been established as a highly versatile manufacturing technique with demonstrated potential to completely transform conventional manufacturing in the future. The objective of this paper is to review the latest progress and challenges associated with the fabrication of multi-material parts [...] Read more.
Additive manufacturing has already been established as a highly versatile manufacturing technique with demonstrated potential to completely transform conventional manufacturing in the future. The objective of this paper is to review the latest progress and challenges associated with the fabrication of multi-material parts using additive manufacturing technologies. Various manufacturing processes and materials used to produce functional components were investigated and summarized. The latest applications of multi-material additive manufacturing (MMAM) in the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and dentistry fields were demonstrated. An investigation on the current challenges was also carried out to predict the future direction of MMAM processes. It was concluded that further research and development is needed in the design of multi-material interfaces, manufacturing processes and the material compatibility of MMAM parts. Full article
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Friction Stir Processing on the Tribological, Corrosion, and Erosion Properties of Steel: A Review
by Alessandro M. Ralls, Ashish K. Kasar and Pradeep L. Menezes
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2021, 5(3), 97; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp5030097 - 03 Sep 2021
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The eventual material degradation of steel components in bio-implant, marine, and high-temperature applications is a critical issue that can have widespread negative ramifications from a safety and economic point of view. Stemming from their tribological, corrosion, and erosion-based properties, there is an increasing [...] Read more.
The eventual material degradation of steel components in bio-implant, marine, and high-temperature applications is a critical issue that can have widespread negative ramifications from a safety and economic point of view. Stemming from their tribological, corrosion, and erosion-based properties, there is an increasing need to address these issues effectively. As one solution, surface processing techniques have been proposed to improve these properties. However, common techniques tend to suffer from issues spanning from their practicality to their high costs and negative environmental impacts. To address these issues, friction-stir-processing (FSP) has been one technique that has been increasingly utilized due to its cost effective, non-polluting nature. By inducing large amounts of strain and plastic deformation, dynamic recrystallization occurs which can largely influence the tribological, corrosion, and erosion properties via surface hardening, grain refinement, and improvement to passive layer formation. This review aims to accumulate the current knowledge of steel FSP and to breakdown the key factors which enable its metallurgical improvement. Having this understanding, a thorough analysis of these processing variables in relation to their tribological, corrosion, and erosion properties is presented. We finally then prospect future directions for this research with suggestions on how this research can continue to expand. Full article
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Bioprinting of Organ-on-Chip Systems: A Literature Review from a Manufacturing Perspective
by Ketan Thakare, Laura Jerpseth, Zhijian Pei, Alaa Elwany, Francis Quek and Hongmin Qin
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2021, 5(3), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp5030091 - 19 Aug 2021
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This review discusses the reported studies investigating the use of bioprinting to develop functional organ-on-chip systems from a manufacturing perspective. These organ-on-chip systems model the liver, kidney, heart, lung, gut, bone, vessel, and tumors to demonstrate the viability of bioprinted organ-on-chip systems for [...] Read more.
This review discusses the reported studies investigating the use of bioprinting to develop functional organ-on-chip systems from a manufacturing perspective. These organ-on-chip systems model the liver, kidney, heart, lung, gut, bone, vessel, and tumors to demonstrate the viability of bioprinted organ-on-chip systems for disease modeling and drug screening. In addition, the paper highlights the challenges involved in using bioprinting techniques for organ-on-chip system fabrications and suggests future research directions. Based on the reviewed studies, it is concluded that bioprinting can be applied for the automated and assembly-free fabrication of organ-on chip systems. These bioprinted organ-on-chip systems can help in the modeling of several different diseases and can thereby expedite drug discovery by providing an efficient platform for drug screening in the preclinical phase of drug development processes. Full article
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A Review on Printed Electronics: Fabrication Methods, Inks, Substrates, Applications and Environmental Impacts
by Jenny Wiklund, Alp Karakoç, Toni Palko, Hüseyin Yiğitler, Kalle Ruttik, Riku Jäntti and Jouni Paltakari
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2021, 5(3), 89; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp5030089 - 13 Aug 2021
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Innovations in industrial automation, information and communication technology (ICT), renewable energy as well as monitoring and sensing fields have been paving the way for smart devices, which can acquire and convey information to the Internet. Since there is an ever-increasing demand for large [...] Read more.
Innovations in industrial automation, information and communication technology (ICT), renewable energy as well as monitoring and sensing fields have been paving the way for smart devices, which can acquire and convey information to the Internet. Since there is an ever-increasing demand for large yet affordable production volumes for such devices, printed electronics has been attracting attention of both industry and academia. In order to understand the potential and future prospects of the printed electronics, the present paper summarizes the basic principles and conventional approaches while providing the recent progresses in the fabrication and material technologies, applications and environmental impacts. Full article
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A Review on Filament Materials for Fused Filament Fabrication
by Arup Dey, Isnala Nanjin Roan Eagle and Nita Yodo
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2021, 5(3), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp5030069 - 29 Jun 2021
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Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is one of the most popular additive manufacturing (AM) processes that utilize thermoplastic polymers to produce three-dimensional (3D) geometry products. The FFF filament materials have a significant role in determining the properties of the final part produced, such as [...] Read more.
Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is one of the most popular additive manufacturing (AM) processes that utilize thermoplastic polymers to produce three-dimensional (3D) geometry products. The FFF filament materials have a significant role in determining the properties of the final part produced, such as mechanical properties, thermal conductivity, and electrical conductivity. This article intensively reviews the state-of-the-art materials for FFF filaments. To date, there are many different types of FFF filament materials that have been developed. The filament materials range from pure thermoplastics to composites, bioplastics, and composites of bioplastics. Different types of reinforcements such as particles, fibers, and nanoparticles are incorporated into the composite filaments to improve the FFF build part properties. The performance, limitations, and opportunities of a specific type of FFF filament will be discussed. Additionally, the challenges and requirements for filament production from different materials will be evaluated. In addition, to provide a concise review of fundamental knowledge about the FFF filament, this article will also highlight potential research directions to stimulate future filament development. Finally, the importance and scopes of using bioplastics and their composites for developing eco-friendly filaments will be introduced. Full article
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