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International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing
International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing


Special Issue on: "Adaptive Layered Manufacturing"

Guest Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Bahram Asiabanpour, Texas State University - San Marcos, USA

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as additive fabrication, additive processes, additive techniques, additive layer manufacturing, layer manufacturing and freeform fabrication, is the "process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually in a layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies" (ASTM International F 2792-09, 2010). Most commercially available additive manufacturing processes utilise uniform layer by layer deposition or lamination. While uniform layer slicing makes the algorithm development, software coding and hardware implementation simpler, it is usually accompanied by lowered surface quality and significant unnecessary build time.

In adaptive layered manufacturing, build layer thickness is automatically adjusted to achieve prototypes with better surface geometry, in shorter fabrication time.

The purpose of this special issue is the publication of research reports and application descriptions in the advancement of adaptive layered manufacturing methods. Hybrid, local and universal adaptive layering algorithm and system development, visualisation, modelling cloud data points, error calculation, hardware design and development, multi-material layering and process optimisation are all areas of interest to this issue.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but aren’t limited to:
  • Hybrid, local and universal adaptive layering algorithms
  • Adaptive layering software implementation
  • Visualisation, modelling cloud data points
  • Error calculation
  • Development of new technologies utilising adaptive layered manufacturing
  • Multi-material prototyping
  • Adaptive layering optimisation
  • Applications
  • Case studies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (Conference papers may only be submitted if they were not originally copyrighted and if they have 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

Abstract submission: 15 May, 2012 (by email)

Full paper submission of invited articles: 1 November, 2012 (online submission)

Notification of reviews: 15 December, 2012

Revised manuscript submission: 1 February, 2013

Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2013

Final paper submission: 30 March, 2013