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International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation
International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation


Special Issue on: "Advances in Rapid Manufacturing of Processes and Materials"

Guest Editors:
Professor Rupinder Singh, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, India
Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Rapid manufacturing solutions have transformed over the centuries from black art to science, but their impact upon the process responsible for changes in metallurgical, mechanical properties (e.g. surface finish, hardness, dimensional stability, etc.) is still disputed. The aims of this special issue are to highlight advances in rapid manufacturing processes and materials, and to address prominent reasons for improving the properties of materials involved in rapid manufacturing processes.

The issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to advances in rapid manufacturing of processes and materials. It encourages submissions from all over the world which expand the frontiers of the fundamental theories and concepts underlying materials and manufacturing processes.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Materials and their behaviour during rapid manufacturing
    • Ferrous, non-ferrous alloys, polymers, ceramics and glasses, composites, special materials, etc. Microstructure and mechanical properties, heat treatments, material selection, etc.
  • Rapid casting processes
    • Hybrid sand casting, pressure die casting, investment casting, continuous casting, shell moulding, vacuum sealed casting, high speed casting, injection moulding, etc.
  • Rapid moulding processes
    • SLS , FDM, 3DP, silicon moulding, polyjet printing etc.
  • Modelling and optimization of rapid manufacturing processes
    • Statistical analysis
    • Response surface methodology
    • Taguchi‚Äôs robust design method, fuzzy set theory based modelling
    • Finite element modelling/simulation

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: 30 September, 2011