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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Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019

Special Issue

3D Printing of Engineering Materials

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Yifei Jin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, ‎Reno, USA.

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Research Interests: 3D bioprinting; 3D printing of engineering materials; 4D printing; Yield-stress fluid; Rheology; Polymer processing; Bioabsorbable polymer stent design and fabrication

About This Topic

Since its inception in the 1980s, additive manufacturing, commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing, has spurred tremendous interest and been widely used for various applications. One group of build materials used in 3D printing is called engineering materials which refer to the materials that construct manmade structures and components without breaking and exhibiting excessive deflection under loading. The major classifications of engineering materials include metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. In this special issue, we will seek to the articles which introduce cutting-edge 3D printing techniques for fabricating functional parts with complex 3D geometries from these engineering materials. In addition, we also encourage the submission of articles related to the innovation of printable engineering materials as well as the application of 3D printed parts in various engineering fields such as tissue engineering, aerospace, electronics, and energy, to name a few. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic.


3D printing; Engineering materials, Metals; Polymers; Ceramics; Composites