Calls for papers


International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: “Innovation in Material Forming and Equipment”

Guest Editors:

Prof. Xin-Yun Wang and Dr. Jun-Song Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Takashi Ishikawa, Nagoya University, Japan

Material forming through plastic flow forced by forming equipment is an efficient method for creating products possessing lightweight and long-term service reliability. During recent decades, global competition in the fields of transport and aerospace has led to increasing demand for new material-forming technologies and equipment.

The objective of this special issue is to collect papers which enhance our understanding of plastic flow behaviour, innovative material forming technologies, lightweight material forming, new structure designs, new equipment for material forming, etc.

The issue will mainly focus on recent advances in material forming technologies and forming equipment.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Materials forming with vibration, electromagnetism and laser
  • Forming with lightweight materials and structures
  • Sheet/bulk/tube metal plastic forming processes and equipment
  • 3D printing technology and equipment
  • Tool designs and tooling technologies
  • Powder metallurgy processes
  • Friction behaviour in metal forming
  • Composite/graded/multi-layer/metal foam materials forming

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: 30 July, 2015

Notification to authors: 31 September, 2015

Final versions due by: 31 November, 2015