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Virtual and Physical Prototyping

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Recent Advanced Additive Manufacturing for Functional and Structural Fabrication

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30 November 2024

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Prof. Im Doo Jung, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
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Recent Advanced Additive Manufacturing for Functional and Structural Fabrication

Recent advancements in additives must have fundamentally altered the production of both functional and structural components. Widely known as 3D printing, this technology enables the creation of complex geometries and customized designs that traditional manufacturing methods could not achieve. By integrating diverse materials and state-of-the-art technologies, additive manufacturing now crafts components with unparalleled functional properties, tailored to specific needs across various applications.

The influence of these innovations spans numerous sectors, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, and nuclear industries. In aerospace, for instance, additive manufacturing has enabled the production of lightweight, complex components that significantly reduce aircraft weight and fuel consumption. Across all sectors, the precision, versatility, and rapid production capabilities of additive manufacturing deliver substantial benefits. These include shortened development cycles, cost reductions, optimized material utilization, and enhanced structural integrity. Moreover, the capacity for rapid prototyping and iterative design propels the swift advancement of novel solutions to intricate engineering problems.

This collection aims to explore a broad array of topics within additive manufacturing, focusing on the advanced fabrication of structures that incorporate cutting-edge technologies. We encourage submissions that explore the innovative use of metals and functional materials in creating complex, micro-scale precision structures. Topics of interest include the development of techniques for integrating sensors or producing components with electrical and magnetic functionalities. Contributions might also discuss the dynamic adaptation of material properties during the printing process, the use of controlled environments like magnetic fields to enhance material properties, and the integration of machine learning in optimizing design processes and predicting material behavior.

We welcome original research articles, comprehensive reviews, and perspective pieces that address these innovative approaches and their practical applications. By contributing to this collection, authors can help push the boundaries of what is currently possible in modern manufacturing, spotlighting the transformative impact of advanced additive manufacturing in creating functional and structural components. Join us in this exciting endeavor to advance the capabilities of additive manufacturing for complex and multifunctional fabrication.

Keywords: Additive manufacturing; Structure components; Precision fabrication; Functional components; Machine Learning

­­­­All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member).

Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 2024.11.30.

Please contact Zhan Yu at [email protected] with any queries and discount codes regarding this Article Collection.

Please be sure to select the Recent Advanced Additive Manufacturing for Functional and Structural Fabrication from the drop-down menu in the submission system.

Since Prof. Im Doo Jung was appointed a professor in 2020, he has been actively engaged in research focusing on Additive Manufacturing for IT-integrated Metal Parts, AI-Augmented Metal Parts for Smart Mechanical Systems, Smart IoT Sensor Development for Remote Monitoring, Intelligent Titanium Components 3DP for Smart Bio Implants, and functional VAM. With experience submitting 33 articles to various international journals on these topics, he continues to conduct extensive research in these areas, exploring innovative solutions to advance the fields of manufacturing, IoT, and biomedical engineering.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.