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Open Access
Special Issue

Rapid prototyping and manufacturing

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Nowadays, metal or plastic parts can be prototyped and manufactured quickly. Full-color prototypes can be created as well. Using computer data, manufacturers can apply rapid prototyping methods such as stereolithography (3D printing), selective laser sintering, ColorJet printing, direct metal printing, fused deposition modeling, and even CNC machining options. Various rapid prototyping and 3D printing methods enable concept models to be created. A physical concept model can demonstrate and communicate ideas to designers, engineers, and stakeholders more easily than a virtual one can. Functional prototypes can be created, incorporating every design detail and allowing for extensive testing before full production is scheduled. From the fit of parts to the function and manufacturability of a product, all aspects of it can be assessed.


Manuscript Submission information

Manuscripts should be submitted online via the manuscript Engine. Once you register on APID, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline.
All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the email address:[email protected] for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a Double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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