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Advanced Polymer Manufacturing Technologies and Sustainable Materials

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 July 2024 | Viewed by 64

Special Issue Editors

Department of Engineering Graphics, Design and Projects, Universidad de Jaen, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Interests: injection molding; additive manufacturing; MEX; sustainability in advanced polymer manufacturing technologies; industrial design; conformal cooling; characterization of materials; numerical simulation; advanced injection molding design and tooling
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Department of Engineering Graphics, Design and Projects, Universidad de Jaen, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Interests: injection molding; additive manufacturing; MEX; sustainability in advanced polymer manufacturing technologies; industrial design; conformal cooling; characterization of materials; numerical simulation; advanced injection molding design and tooling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues:

Polymer industries are currently among the sectors with the greatest prospects for growth and expansion worldwide. If they are to be met, these expectations require innovative advances at a scientific level, primarily in two key domains: the adoption of novel, sustainable polymer materials, and the refinement of polymer transformation processes to obtain parts adapted to the current requirements for efficiency and environmental respect.

In the realm of polymer transformation processes, two methods are focal points of interest. Firstly, the injection molding process, which demonstrates its prowess in the production of large-scale components and ability to adeptly meet stringent dimensional prerequisites. Conversely, additive manufacturing technologies, exemplified by material extrusion (MEX), exhibit the adaptability necessary to conform to the intricate specifications of complex geometries. These two methodologies present formidable challenges within the scientific domain, affording researchers with a unique opportunity to pioneer advancements in polymer materials, component design, and the augmentation of process performance. This collective pursuit of innovation contributes significantly to the realization of future sustainability sustainable goals (SDGs).

In this context, we extend a warm invitation to researchers from across the globe to enrich our Special Issue with their valuable contributions. We enthusiastically welcome original, high-caliber research and comprehensive review papers that encompass a diverse spectrum of subjects.

These topics include, but are not limited to, injection molding technologies, additive manufacturing, MEX, sustainability in polymer/ composite manufacturing technology, industrial design for polymer/ composite components, eco-design, sustainable polymer materials, mould design and tooling, conformal cooling, CAE simulation, and polymer material characterization.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Cristina Martín-Doñate
Dr. Jorge Manuel Mercado-Colmenero
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • injection molding technologies
  • additive manufacturing
  • MEX
  • sustainability in polymer/composite manufacturing technology
  • industrial design for polymer/composite components
  • eco-design
  • sustainable polymer materials
  • mold design and tooling
  • conformal cooling
  • CAE simulation
  • polymer material characterization

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