Special Issue "Fundamentals and Applications of 3D Printing for Novel Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 1702
Interests: FDM 3D printing (additive manufacturing); biocomposites; polymer composites; natural fibre reinforcements; mechanical characterization; thermal characterization
Additive manufacturing (AM) is one of the most popular among numerous criteria in IR4.0. It deposits raw materials layer-by-layer according to software programming codes, ultimately stacking up to form a 3D product. AM was designed to reduce waste materials, labor requirement during processing and increases products’ flexibility. However, there are material limitations—for example, PLA filament is the only biodegradable polymer filament in the market. There is still a massive gap, calling for the development of novel materials for 3D printing applications. Composite materials appear to be one of the solutions in addressing this issue. The scope of this Special Issue includes the fundamentals and applications of 3D printing for novel materials in engineering and other fields of study. Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers to this Special issue. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Fundamental study of 3D printing
- Applications of 3D-printing materials
- 3D printing composite
- Polymer-based 3D-printing materials
- Ceramic-based 3D-printing materials
- Metal-based 3D-printing materials
Dr. Ching Hao Lee
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- 3D printing
- additives manufacturing
- green materials
- polymer-based 3D printing materials
- ceramic-based 3D printing materials
- metal-based 3D printing materials