Edited by Francesca Nanni (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy), Jean-Francois Gerard (Université de Lyon / INSA Lyon / CNRS UMR 5223, France) and Brigitte Voit (Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Dresden, Germany)
In the frame of the current industrial revolution, the role of functional materials processed by additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is essential, aiming to the realization of smart products. Polymers and their composites are the best candidates to realize functional materials due to their intrinsic versatility and processability via ALM to obtain components with innovative designs. Such designs can be applied in aerospace, automotive, civil and mechanical engineering, medical and biotechnology industries, in microsystems, i.e. in various aspects of Industry 4.0, but also for individualized sports and consumer goods. This collection in Functional Composite Materials focuses on recent progress in functional polymeric materials ALM-related research. The scope includes theoretical, numerical, and experimental investigations from basic principles to practical applications.
New articles will be added to the collection as they are published.