Special issue “Advances in additive manufacturing: modeling, design, and application”

Special Issue Editors


Mohammad Elahinia ,

* Correspondence: melahinia@utoledo.edu

Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory, Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, The University of Toledo, OH 43606, United States

Interests: developing dynamic models and designing control systems for smart and active materials; additive manufacturing of functional materials such as shape memory alloys for aerospace and biomedical application.

Mohammadreza Nematollahi ,

* Correspondence: mnemato@urockets.toledo.edu

Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory, Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, The University of Toledo, OH 43606, United States

Interests: 3d printing; additive manufacturing; design intelligent systems and robotics; materials characterization; materials science; mechanical engineering; robotic rehabilitation; robotic surgery; shape memory alloys; smart materials and structures.

Nima Shamsaei ,

* Correspondence: shamsaei@auburn.edu

National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, United States

Interests: Additive Manufacturing (AM), 3D Printing, Fatigue & Fracture, Failure Analysis, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Microstructure-Property Relationships, Laser Materials Processing, Experimental Mechanics, Durability and Reliability, Mechanical Design.

Special Issue Information

Aim and Scope: Additive Manufacturing (AM) is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Building parts layer by layer makes fabrication of geometries which were impossible otherwise. Freedom of fabrication, rapid and low-cost prototyping, and reduction in material waste are only a few of advantages that AM offers to many industries from biomedical to aeronautics. Hence, AM is getting lots of interest over the past few years. These combined with lower cost of 3d printers is making this pace even faster. To keep up with the advancements in AM, this special issue aims to publish high quality research articles in the field of additive manufacturing and its related topics. This includes but not limited to alloy design for AM, new AM technologies and process optimization, process-microstructure-property, characterization of AM parts, modeling AM processes, topology optimization, fatigue, fracture, and failure analysis, tailoring properties, and functionally graded materials through AM. New applications are welcome, as well.

Subtopics: New materials and techniques for additive manufacturing; Process optimization; Characterization of additively manufactured parts; Modeling of AM processes; Design and topology optimization for AM; Emerging applications using AM techniques; Fatigue and failure of additively manufactured parts.

Keywords: Additive manufacturing; material science; characterization; implants; biomedical; design; optimization; modeling.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020

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Published papers

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