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Special Issue "Micro-Manufacturing and Applications, Volume IV: Materials and High-Precision Micromachining"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D：Materials and Processing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2023 | Viewed by 962
Special Issue Editor
Interests: micro nano manufacturing; non-traditional manufacturing technologies; micro milling; micro EDM; nicro ECM; lazer machining; micro abrasive machining
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Special Issue Information
Micro-machining became fashionable more than 15 years ago as the need for micro parts became dominant on the consumer and military markets. In the beginning, a significant portion of micro parts were made of silicon, as one of the most well-known materials. The processing technologies also came from the semiconductor industry, and equipment and machines predominantly covered mostly the production of silicon-based parts. This material could not, however, meet the need for micro parts and products on the market. There was and there still is significant demand for non-silicon-based micro- and nanoproducts, as well as for the development of processing equipment and machines for non-silicon-based materials. It has thus become clear that the materials use in normal manufacturing are in most cases not applicable or suitable for the production of micro and nano parts. It has also become clear that the existing manufacturing technologies can to some extent be scaled down, but there are natural limits to the equipment and processes beyond which new technologies (processing windows) and new equipment need to be designed and adopted. In many cases, specific manufacturing processes are oriented toward only specific materials, and the production of specific parts (or features) is only possible with the use of certain technology.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish papers devoted to materials and specific micro/nano-manufacturing technologies. Also welcome are papers devoted to designing materials with pre-defined properties (either for specific processes or specific use). It is anticipated that the need to design materials for specific needs will grow rapidly, and thus, establishing standards for micro/nano-machining is important; as such, papers focusing on establishing the natural boundaries of processes and/or determining their limits are very welcome.
Dr. Atanas Ivanov
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. Micromachines 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 2000 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.
- micro manufacturing
- high-precision micromachining
- specific micro/nano-manufacturing technologies
- materials design
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- Micro-Manufacturing and Applications: Advanced Micro Processing Technology, Devices and Equipment, Volume II in Micromachines (9 articles)
- Micro-Manufacturing and Applications, Volume III: Advanced Hybrid Processes in Micro-Manufacturing in Micromachines (14 articles)