Aims and scope

The aim of the journal is to stimulate and record an international forum for disseminating knowledge on the advances, developments and applications of manufacturing engineering, technology and applied sciences with a focus on critical reviews of developments in manufacturing and emerging trends in this field. The journal intends to establish a specific focus on reviews of developments of key core topics and on the emerging technologies concerning manufacturing engineering, technology and applied sciences, the aim of which is to provide readers with rapid and easy access to definitive and authoritative knowledge and research-backed opinions on future developments.

The scope includes, but is not limited to critical reviews and outstanding original research papers on the advances, developments and applications of:

  • Materials for advanced manufacturing (Metals, Polymers, Glass, Ceramics, Composites, Nano-materials, etc.) and recycling
  • Material processing methods and technology (Machining, Forming/Shaping, Casting, Powder Metallurgy, Laser technology, Joining, etc.)
  • Additive/rapid manufacturing methods and technology
  • Tooling and surface-engineering technology (fabrication, coating, heat treatment, etc.)
  • Micro-manufacturing methods and technology
  • Nano-manufacturing methods and technology
  • Advanced metrology, instrumentation, quality assurance, testing and inspection
  • Mechatronics for manufacturing automation
  • Manufacturing machinery and manufacturing systems
  • Process chain integration and manufacturing platforms
  • Sustainable manufacturing and Life-cycle analysis
  • Industry case studies involving applications of the state-of-the-art manufacturing methods, technology and systems

Content will include invited reviews, original research articles, and invited special topic contributions.