Special issue on the high performance of light metal manufacturing and processing

Published 22 November, 2021

Light metals and alloys possess high strength-to-weight ratios and low density. As a result, they have become increasingly critical in the transportation manufacturing sectors, including aircraft, automobile, heavy truck, rail, ship and defence manufacturing industries. Lighter vehicles that are designed for consumers, as well as the industry and military sectors, consume less fuel and offer a higher level of performance. In addition to carrying larger loads, lighter vehicles can travel the same distances at reduced cost and release lower levels of carbon dioxide. The recent focus on sustainability raises new challenges and opportunities for developing light metal technologies. It requires a better understanding of light metal manufacturing, processing and application.

Topics covered:

  • Microstructure and properties of light metals (Al, Mg, Ti, etc.)
  • Processing of light metals (casting, forging, rolling, welding, stamping, etc.)
  • Application of light metals

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 30 August 2022

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select Light metals on submission.

Guest Editors:

  • Prof. Hailiang YU, Light Alloys Research Institute, Central South University, China. Email: yuhailiang@csu.edu.cn
  • Prof. Renguo GUAN, Engineering Research Center of Continuous Extrusion, Ministry of Education, Dalian Jiaotong University, China. Email: guanrenguo@sina.cn
  • Prof. Zhihui LI, State Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metals and Processes, GRIMAT Engineering Institute Co., Ltd, China. Email: lzh@grinm.com

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