Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing for Tooling Applications: Materials, Design, Processes & Impacts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1565
2. Zhejiang Chuangge Technology Co. Ltd., No. 32 QianXi Road, Zhuji 311800, China
Interests: digital transformation; materials and technologies for a circular economy; development and operation/use of sustainable products and manufacturing systems
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Special Issue in Metals: Metal Additive Manufacturing – State of the Art 2021
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation
Additive manufacturing (AM), an alternative to conventional manufacturing processes, is often considered a disruptive production method. However, it can also improve conventional manufacturing by providing a better way to produce and repair/remanufacture tools and enhance operational performance. Part manufacturers use tooling to make other parts which can, thus, incorporate AM into the production chain.
This Special Issue focuses on additive manufacturing for tooling applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Materials, i.e., metal alloys, transition metals, semi-metals, metalloids, cermets, etc.;
- The interaction (i.e., microstructure, properties, etc.) between studied/targeted materials and design, including the material design, tool (i.e., part) design (i.e., generative design, topology optimization, lattice structure, and surface optimization), and AM process design (i.e., design for additive manufacturing);
- The consequences of studied material for tooling applications from powder atomization and AM to post-processing for toolmaking, tool repair and remanufacture, and tool surface treatment/functionalization from cyber-physically controlled processes and systems to quality assurance;
- The advantages and/or disadvantages of the studied material and its tooling application for lead and cycle times, scrap rate, total costs, time to market, break-even points, material and energy usage, circularity in the economy, sustainability, etc.
Prof. Dr. Nader Asnafi
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- additive manufacturing
- efficient operational performance