Special Issue "3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Principles and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Additive manufacturing (AM) technology is expected to bring a new revolution in the design and fabrication of products and there has been increasingly rapid research in the area of processes, materials and technology for the high-speed printing and reliability of additive manufactured parts. The concept of high speed in product realization started with rapid prototyping for concept and design evolution in short time and advanced in to 3D printing. The term 3D printing is more often used by makers and hobbyists for fabricating the idea. More advancement in 3D printing technologies has brought many industries to additive manufacturing for end part production. In the era of Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing has provided fresh opportunities to rethink design for not only customization and personalization but also to improve the efficiency and functionality of end products. Today, additive manufacturing technology faces many challenges before being fully adapted by various industries for end part production. Some of the major challenges are slow speed of fabrication, limited material, post processing and innovation in the adaptability of AM.
This Special Issue is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners to share their latest idea and research on new additive manufacturing technology, high speed additive manufacturing, the application of additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, new material, and innovation in product design.
It is our pleasure to invite full length papers with original research, review papers and communications for this Special Issue on 3D printing and additive manufacturing, principles and challenges.
Dr. Jeng-Ywan Jeng
Dr. Ajeet Kumar
Manuscript Submission Information
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- design for additive manufacturing
- high speed additive manufacturing
- new AM technology and AM material (e.g., 4D printing)
- cellular lattice structure, topology optimization
- multimaterial printing
- integrating AM for digital manufacturing
- postprocessing of AM parts
- medical, industrial and architecture application