Intelligent Metal Manufacturing and Formation Technology

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 165

Special Issue Editor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: metal formation; intelligent manufacturing; powder metallurgy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A new period of technological revolution and industrial transformation has arisen worldwide. The generation of information technology and artificial intelligence (such as the Internet of Things, big data, mobile internet, cloud and edge computation, machine learning, computer vision, virtual reality, digital twins and so on) is being used to empower the manufacturing industry. It has also promoted the development of intelligent manufacturing technology. This trend has brought with it a number of innovative designs, equipment, processes, systems, management, services and modes in the Industry 4.0 era.

In this Special Issue, we welcome articles that focus on the intelligent design of advanced metallic materials, intelligent manufacturing and the formation of metallic products. Additive manufacturing and advanced formation processes, intelligent equipment and systems, intelligent molds and dies, and intelligent production lines and factories remain of particular interest; these have enormous potential in the application of the new generation of information technology and artificial intelligence for metal manufacturing and formation.

Dr. Wei Liu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • intelligent manufacturing
  • metal formation
  • additive manufacturing
  • intelligent equipment
  • intelligent factory
  • intelligent design
  • big data
  • machine learning
  • computer vision
  • digital twins

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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