Special Issue "Design, Processing and Characterisation of Metallic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 5675
Interests: magnesium; processing; biomaterial; alloy development
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New methods of characterization as well as new process routes are available for the development of innovative materials and assemblies for application in the aerospace and automotive industries, especially new drive technology, as well as for biomedical applications. Despite the competition from other materials, the importance of metals for structural applications has essentially remained unchanged when recycling, formability, high strength and stiffness, and high-temperature strength are taken into account. The interplay between the processing, microstructure and properties of materials has always been a high priority in materials science and technology, and will be reflected in the studies in this Special Issue. The leap forward in the characterization of materials (X-ray, high-resolution SEM or TEM and spectroscopy) enables better description of material reactions when new process routes are used. By means of new processes—additive manufacturing (e.g., direct energy deposition, selective laser beam melting) and joining by forming should be highlighted here—innovative design approaches can be implemented and the idea of sustainability is addressed by optimized material selection, reduced material waste and reevaluated recycling routes.
This Special Issue aims to compile a list of scientific papers focusing on the design, processing and characterization of metallic materials that have contributed to our understanding of material behavior. The goal of this Special Issue is to continue to show the advances in characterization methods. It should become clear that design, processing and characterization must go hand in hand.
Prof. Dr. Petra Maier
Prof. Dr. Normen Fuchs
Assistant Guest Editor
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 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.
- design approaches
- process routes
- direct energy deposition
- selective laser melting
- joining by forming
- additive manufacturing