Special Issue "Nano-Scale Microstructure Evolution, Micromechanics Behavior and Surface Control in Additive Manufacturing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 7548
Interests: materials informatics; additive manufacturing; nanoporous metals; actuation; sensing; deformation
Interests: magnetic materials; electromagnetic compatible materials; DC arc plasma technology
Interests: additive manufacturing; microstructure processing; microstructure; titanium alloy (TiAl6V4); inconel (trademark)
Additive manufacturing (AM) enables fabricating a solid part with geometrically complex shape using a heat source (mainly laser or electron beams) in a layer-by-layer manner. Not only the large parts but also the micro and nano-scale parts can be fabricated by AM methods in metals and ceramics which is important for many applications in the aerospace, medical device, and electronics industries.
To take full advantage of additive manufacturing, an in-depth understanding of the melt pool behavior and the nano-scale microstructure evolution during additive manufacturing is required. Besides, the surface quality control of the melt pool and the final built part is one key factor for improving the mechanical property and final dimensional accuracy. To date, there are still many unsolved problems, including formation mechanism of metallurgical defects, predicting microstructure evolution, and controlling surface quality in AM. One way is to focus on the complicated melt-flow behavior in melt pool for microstructure prediction and process control, including natural convection characteristics inside the molten pool, heat transfer from molten pool to the vessel, and the temperature field.
This Special Issue is devoted to publishing original research and/or high-quality review articles relevant to recent advances in nano-scale microstructure evolution, micromechanics behavior and surface control in additive manufacturing. Potential topics for this Special Issue will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Laser powder bed fusion/electron beam powder bed fusion;
- Novel powder fabrication and characterization
- Sinter-based/binder jetting additive manufacturing technologies;
- Laser-based additive manufacturing technologies;
- Additive manufacturing of titanium, copper, magnesium, iron and their alloys;
- Wire arc additive manufacturing;
- Multi-material additive manufacturing technologies;
- Solid-state additive manufacturing.
Prof. Dr. Deng Pan
Prof. Dr. Xuefeng Zhang
Dr. Huakang Bian
Prof. Dr. Yufan Zhao
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- additive manufacturing(AM)
- micro and nano-scale AM
- selective laser melting
- electron beam melting
- mechanical property
- micromechanics behavior