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Manuscript deadline
30 April 2021

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The Journal of Adhesion

Special Issue Editor(s)

E. A. S. Marques, Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial (INEGI)
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R. J. Carbas, Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial (INEGI)
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Lucas F. M. da Silva, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto
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Additive Manufacturing Applied to Adhesive Bonding

Additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping techniques have rapidly gained importance in the last few years as the diverse types of additive manufacturing equipment have improved its capabilities and drastically decreased in cost. Although initially limited to low strength materials, additive manufacturing processes are now suitable to produce high performance components using polymeric, metallic, ceramic or composite materials. These capabilities have led a widespread use of additive manufacturing, not only in the design and prototyping phases of product development but also in the direct manufacture of parts intended for service. Following a parallel course, adhesive bonding has also found a foothold as a major manufacturing process in the last decades, driven by its flexibility and capability of bonding complex geometries and dissimilar materials.

Within this context there is a now growing research interest in combining additive manufacturing with adhesive bonding, striving to achieve an innovative and streamlined manufacturing processes, improve the mechanical performance of bonded joints and enable the introduction of capabilities and features to adhesive joints that cannot be achieved via conventional manufacturing methods. For example, additive manufacturing opens several novel possibilities in the design of substrate configurations and the creation of precisely controlled adhesive layers, allowing a practical implementation of graded material properties. Research is also being carried out on how to bond additively manufactured components, approaching subjects such as surface preparation and geometrical design optimization, to achieve ideal stress distributions. Numerical modelling of bonded joints which include additively manufactured substrates is also an important research subject within this field, enabling to understand how the macro, micro and mesoscale structures created by additive manufacturing can be used to control and improve the performance of an adhesive joint under diverse loadings.

In sum, the main objective of this Special Issue is thus to establish a platform to both highlight and discuss novel developments in the theoretical, experimental and numerical research topics that are related to additive manufacturing applied to adhesive bonding.

Suggested research topics include but are not limited to:

- Functionally graded adhesives obtained by additive manufacture
- Functionally graded substrates obtained by additive manufacture
- Toughened composite substrates obtained by additive manufacture
- Conductive or instrumented substrates adhesive joints achieved by additive manufacture
- Optimal surface treatments for bonding additively manufacture components
- Surface texturing of substrates using additive manufacturing processes
- Geometrical design of additively manufactured components to optimize mechanical performance
- Innovative manufacturing techniques combining adhesive bonding and additive manufacture
- Use of mesoscale geometries to improve mechanical performance of substrates
- Comparison of the performance of different additive manufacturing processes
- Processes for experimental testing and characterization of additively manufactured adhesive joints
- Novel methods for numerical simulation of bonded joints with additively manufactured substrates


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