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International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology


Special Issue on: “Material Forming and Product Performance”

Guest Editors:

Prof. Xin-Yun Wang and Dr. Lei Deng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Takashi Ishikawa, Nagoya University, Japan

Plastic deformation is one of the most economical material manufacturing processes in the industry. During the past two decades, the requirement for lightweight and high-performance materials in the automobile and aerospace fields has spurred many new plastic forming technologies.

Controlling product performance during material forming is a typical characteristic of these new forming technologies, and is becoming a popular topic at present. The topic often includes plastic forming with lightweight or graded materials, new structures and their forming technologies, new forming technologies for traditional materials, microstructures and performance control in plastic forming, etc.

This special issue will address recent advances in material forming technologies at scales ranging from micro- and macro-scales, microstructure evolution in forming, and the usage performance of formed products.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Lightweight materials and structure
  • Microstructure evolution in forming
  • New bulk forming technologies
  • New sheet metal forming technologies
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Micro- and nano-forming
  • Composite and graded material forming
  • Joining and welding processes by plastic forming
  • Formed products and their performance

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 double blind process.

All papers must be submitted online. Please read our Submitting articles page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 July, 2015