Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing of Metals and Alloys

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 50

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: powder metallurgy; metal additive manufacturing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing technologies offer numerous advantages in the field of metal materials. These include the ability to fabricate complex shapes, efficient material utilization; preparation of specialized performance materials; and their high forming rates, rapid manufacturing, and customization and multi-material and composite material production, as well as their quick iteration and design optimization. With continuous improvements in raw material preparation techniques and process equipment, the application areas of powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing in metal materials are expanding. In particular, these technologies demonstrate significant advantages in areas such as special compositions and performances, efficient manufacturing of complex structures, etc. Examples include large-sized titanium alloy structures for aerospace applications, nickel-based high-temperature alloys for aerospace engines, high-strength steels, corrosion-resistant medical devices, aluminum alloys, copper alloys, and other metal and alloy materials.

Powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing technologies in material preparation are influenced by factors such as powder selection and availability (particle size, loose packing density, and flowability), process parameters and optimization (powder blending, forming method, sintering temperature and time, sintering atmosphere, heat treatment, laser power, scanning speed, and support structure), equipment and technology maturity, cost and economy, quality control and performance verification, and standards and specifications. Therefore, this Special Issue welcomes research articles and reviews on the powder metallurgy technology and additive manufacturing technology of metal and alloy materials in material selection and optimization, process parameter optimization, microstructure and performance research, high-entropy alloy and composite materials, etc.

Dr. Zhenhua Yao
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • powder metallurgy
  • additive manufacturing
  • microstructure
  • metal and alloy
  • fabrication process

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