Plastic deformation is one of the most economical material manufacturing processes in the industry. During the past two decades, the requirement for lightweight and high-performance materials in the automobile and aerospace fields has spurred many new plastic forming technologies.
Controlling product performance during material forming is a typical characteristic of these new forming technologies, and is becoming a popular topic at present. The topic often includes plastic forming with lightweight or graded materials, new structures and their forming technologies, new forming technologies for traditional materials, microstructures and performance control in plastic forming, etc.
This special issue will address recent advances in material forming technologies at scales ranging from micro- and macro-scales, microstructure evolution in forming, and the usage performance of formed products.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
- Lightweight materials and structure
- Microstructure evolution in forming
- New bulk forming technologies
- New sheet metal forming technologies
- Additive manufacturing
- Micro- and nano-forming
- Composite and graded material forming
- Joining and welding processes by plastic forming
- Formed products and their performance
Submission deadline: 15 July, 2015