Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 13 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Research and Development of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Salman Pervaiz, PhD, Associate Professor

Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Research Interests: Metal Cutting; Sustainable Manufacturing; 3D Printing; Additive Manufacturing; Fused Deposition Modeling; Free Form Fabrication; Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing; Multi Jet Fusion; Power Bed Fusion; Finite Element Based Machining Simulations; CFD for Machining Applications; FSW; Damage Characterization; Material Testing

About This Topic

Developments in subtractive and additive manufacturing techniques aid in the implementation of Industry 4.0. This special issue focuses on, new trending applications, novel manufacturing strategies, parametric process optimization, innovative advanced materials, complex product geometries, and novel research findings on the fundamentals of process physics of additive and subtractive manufacturing processes are emphasized and debated. Experimental and computational approaches at levels from nano-, micro-, meso-scale manufacturing for a range of engineering materials such as metals, ceramics, organic polymers, composites, or biomaterials are of interest.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:

A)  Additive manufacturing specific:

  • Metal, ceramics, polymer, and composite printing
  • Multi-materials printing
  • Optimization of process control
  • Quality control-based concerns
  • Sensing and control-based concerns
  • Numerical simulations of additive manufacturing processes

B)  Subtractive Manufacturing Specific;

  • Hybrid machining processes
  • Machining processes like turning, milling grinding, drilling etc.
  • Non-conventional machining processes
  • Ultrasonic assisted machining processes
  • Numerical simulations of subtractive manufacturing processes


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