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Upcoming event: MME SEE 2023

05-04-2023

We are pleased to announce the upcoming biannual Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Congress of South-East Europe (MME SEE 2023), an event organized for scientists, professionals, and specialists from academia and industry to present current research, innovative ideas, and future challenges in the field. The Congress covers a wide range of topics, such as processing-structure-property relationships and advances in modern material processing, characterization, and applications.

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Current Issue

Vol. 2 No. 2 (2024): Ceramic Materials for Advanced Application

The tremendous demand for ceramic materials with task-specific properties in diverse fields of human life is undeniable. These demanding applications impel the development of low-weight materials with outstanding corrosion and wear resistance and mechanical and thermal stability. Despite the other materials, ceramics have a vast spectrum of attractive properties, including low thermal conductivity, lightness, thermal shock resistance, and chemical inertness. Ceramics is hard but brittle. On the other hand, metal materials are typically malleable and ductile due to metallic bonding and its non-directional nature. They are relatively good conductors of electricity and heat, but their low corrosion resistance limits their application.

Advanced materials generally have assembled characteristics towards improved strength and toughness, higher operating temperatures, and durability. Careful control of the composition and manufacturing conditions precisely upgrades specific advanced materials, recommending them for aerospace, defense, power generation, and processing industries; for instance, developing alloys for laser hybrid welding results in a fine-grained microstructure that leads to high-strength welds. Also, the demanding application of ceramic refractories as furnace linings in metallurgy, especially in casting operations, implies materials resistant to cavitation erosion. In addition, producing durable refractories starting from natural materials could diminish the amounts of deposed mining tailing noted as waste. Furthermore, the novel characterization techniques and well-established knowledge from metallurgy provide more precise insight into strengthening and toughening mechanisms in ceramics.

In this regard, the current issue of Metallurgical and Materials Data provides the recent research progress in advanced ceramic materials with new approaches. At present, the biggest challenge in industrial applications is fabricating engineering parts that are mechanically and thermally stable, corrosion-resistant, and durable. Thus, the advanced materials improve productivity, operating costs, performance, and quality.

Dr. Svetlana Ilić

Guest Editor

Published: 15-07-2024
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