Materials and Manufacturing Processes Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Materials and Manufacturing Processes deals with issues that result in better utilization of raw materials and energy, integration of design and manufacturing activities requiring the invention of suitable new manufacturing processes and techniques, unmanned production dependent on efficient and reliable control of various processes including intelligent processing, introduction of new materials in industrial production necessitating new manufacturing process technology, and more. Information is offered in various formats, including research articles, letter reports, review articles, conference papers, applied research, book and conference reviews, patent reports, and entire issues devoted to symposia.

Current impact factor: 1.49

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.486
2012 Impact Factor 1.297
2011 Impact Factor 1.058
2010 Impact Factor 0.802
2009 Impact Factor 0.968
2008 Impact Factor 0.706
2007 Impact Factor 0.612
2006 Impact Factor 0.606
2005 Impact Factor 0.536
2004 Impact Factor 0.472
2003 Impact Factor 0.25
2002 Impact Factor 0.228
2001 Impact Factor 0.288
2000 Impact Factor 0.248
1999 Impact Factor 0.202
1998 Impact Factor 0.176

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.39
Cited half-life 4.00
Immediacy index 0.17
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.24
Website Materials and Manufacturing Processes website
Other titles Materials and manufacturing processes (Online)
ISSN 1042-6914
OCLC 45552471
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Multifunctional metal composite yarns made of crisscross-section polyester (CSP), antibacterial nylon (AN), and stainless steel wires (SSW) were manufactured using a hollow spindle spinning machine. The core yarn, the inner wrapped yarn, and the outer wrapped yarns were SSW, AN, and CSP, respectively. Process parameters such as wrapping material content obviously influenced the tenacity, elongation, and surface morphology properties of the manufactured multifunctional metal composite yarns. These yarns were then woven into fabrics using a rapier loom. Woven fabric WC-8 was evaluated in terms of its mechanical properties, antibacterial activity, and electromagnetic shielding effectiveness (EMSE). Results showed that the use of SSW and AN in the metal composite yarns improved the antibacterial and EMSE of the woven fabric. Thus, these metal composite woven fabrics can be used in manufacturing personal protective clothing to protect humans from electromagnetic radiation and bacterial cross-infection.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 12/2015; 30(3):320-326. DOI:10.1080/10426914.2014.984223
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    ABSTRACT: The study involves a direct precipitation method developed for the facile and efficient synthesis of ZnWO4 nanoparticles. Effects of various parameters such as zinc and tungstate ion solution concentrations, flow rate of reagent addition and reactor temperature on diameter of synthesized zinc tungstate nanoparticles were investigated experimentally by the aid of orthogonal array design. The findings of the study revealed that the diameter of the produced ZnWO4 nanoparticles can be fine tuned through the adjustment of the reaction parameters, including zinc and tungstate ion solution concentration and the reaction temperature, and at optimum conditions of synthesis procedure, the size of produced zinc tungstate particles was about 33 nm. Finally, SEM, XRD, FT-IR and photoluminescence techniques were used for structural and morphological characterization of the product, so as to monitor the role of the mentioned parameters on the targeted properties in the product.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 10/2015; 30(1):34–40. DOI:10.1080/10426914.2014.962043
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    ABSTRACT: In order to eliminate the process of backfilling porous tungsten with a plastic infiltrant during machining to prevent unwanted smearing of surface pores, cryogenic machining is investigated as a viable alternative. Porous tungsten is mainly used in the manufacture of dispenser cathodes where demands for surface quality and dimensional tolerances are extremely high. For these reasons, the ability of cryogenic machining to provide increased surface integrity and tool life compared to conventional dry machining is explored. Moreover, some preliminary results of machining with various cutting edge radii and effects on surface stress state are presented. Overall, cryogenic machining does provide significant surface quality and tool wear improvements over conventional dry machining practices.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1048467
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    ABSTRACT: High-frequency induction brazing of cemented carbide (WC-Co, K20) and alloy steel (AISI 4140) using Cu-Zn base filler metal was carried out. The relationship between microstructure and performance of the welding joint was investigated. It was found that the filler metal exhibited excellent wettability and metallurgical bond in the welding surface. As the heating rate reduced, welding joint appeared smooth without any visible crack. In the diffusion layer, some intermetallic compounds were observed, which produced by the reaction of diffusion atoms. The micro-hardness in the middle of the welding seam was 168Hv and it increased gradually when approaching to the edge of welding seam. With brazing temperature increased or heating rate decreased, the shear strength of welding joint increased first and then decreased. The machining test clearly revealed that the cutting temperature and the flank wear increased with the cutting speed rose. The welding joint has good shear strength when the temperature below 500°C and the shear strength decreased seriously when the temperature exceeded 500°C.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1048357
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    ABSTRACT: Olivine structure LiFe1-xVxPO4/C (x = 0.02, 0.04, 0.06) composite materials as the cathode for lithium ion batteries were synthesized by carbon-thermal reduction method, using Fe(NO3)3 · 9H2O, LiH2PO4, NH4VO3, C6H12O6 (glucose) as raw materials. The XRD, SEM, laser particle size analysis, specific surface area tester and electrochemical performance testing were used to study its structure, morphology, and electrochemical properties. The results showed that the diffraction peaks of the prepared materials correspond to the single phase of LiFePO4/C, and can be indexed as the olivine structure. Particle diameter of LiFe1-xVxPO4/C(x = 0.04) was uniform. Specific surface areas of materials are all increased. An electrochemical test showed that LiFe1-xVxPO4/C(x = 0.04) demonstrated a better electrochemical capacity of 141.065 mAh · g−1 at 0.1C rate, and which had an increase of 10.77% than the un-doped sample. After 20 cycles, charge and discharge specific capacity almost had no attenuation.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1037908
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the electrochemical deposition was used to form calcium phosphate/chitosan (Ca-P/chitosan) membranes on the surface of AZ91D magnesium alloy coated with a micro-arc oxidization (MAO) membrane. The surface appearance, chemical compositions and crystalline structures of the Ca-P/chitosan membranes were detected by using SEM, XRD, and EDS. They showed that the surface morphology of the membranes had a remarkable modification after introducing chitosan to Ca-P membrane, and the binding force was distinctly increased between the metal substrate and the membrane. The composite membranes were composed of Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP), Dibasic Calcium Phosphate (DCP) and Hydroxyapatite (HAP). Immersion was tested in simulated body fluid (SBF) and the corrosion resistance of the membranes was evaluated by electrochemical measurements. Results exhibit the composite membranes have low corrosion rate and superior stability.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1037920
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    ABSTRACT: Hydroxyapatite occur in nature contain significant amounts of Sr2+, and . In the present investigation, a biomimetic synthesis process was applied to incorporate Sr2+, and into Hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals without high-temperature calcination. CaCl2, SrCl2 and NaH2PO4 were used as the Ca, Sr and P sources, respectively. The substitution of into the hydroxyapatite lattice was achieved by controlling the pH of the reaction environment. The substitution of into the hydroxyapatite lattice was due to the reactive absorption of CO2 from the air during mineral precipitation. The chemical characteristics phase and crystal morphology as a function of Sr2+ substitution were evaluated using ICP-AES, FTIR, XRD and TEM. A dose-dependent relationship was found between the relative amount of Sr2+ in the final solid products and the Sr/(Ca+Sr) molar ratio in the initial (Ca+Sr)-containing solutions. The lattice parameters increased as the Sr2+ incorporation increased. The addition of Sr2+ produced distortions in the apatite crystal structure at sites. Less than 4.14 at% incorporation of Sr2+ ions in the HA crystals did not restrain the crystal growth of HA, whilst 7.69 at% incorporation of Sr2+ ions in the HA crystals restrained the crystal growth of HA.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1048472
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    ABSTRACT: To reduce the use of cutting fluids in machining operations is a goal that has been searched in the industry due to environmental problems and human health that the cutting fluids cause. However, cutting fluids still promote longer life of the cutting tool for many machining operations. This is the case of Ti6Al4 V titanium milling operation using coated cemented carbide inserts. Therefore, the aim of this work is to study feasible cutting conditions for use of minimal quantity of fluid technique, ie, conditions that make the tool life in MQF technique, closer or higher than those obtained with the cutting without lubrication/cooling and cutting fluid jet without giving up productivity and the average roughness of the parts in the process. To achieve these objectives, several trials at Ti6Al4 V end milling were performed by varying the cutting speed and feed rate with MQF application technique using vegetable cutting fluid compared with no lubrication/cooling and cutting with jet fluid to 8% aqueous emulsion. The main conclusion from this study was that the application of the MQF technique in Ti6Al4 V end milling process increases tool life, productivity and reduces the average surface roughness, while were maintained the same cutting conditions originally proposed in machining. Finally were made micro structural analysis by SEM/EDS from cutting tools used and observed the main wear mechanisms when varying the lubrication/cooling systems employed.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1048367
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    ABSTRACT: In this research, the effects of aging temperature on the phase transformation, mechanical properties, and superelasticity of Ti-51.5 at.% Ni alloy were investigated. For this purpose, samples were solution annealed and then aged at different temperatures ranging from 300 to 700°C. The results showed that the change of aging temperature has a great influence on the behavior of the alloy. Aging at 300 and 400°C led to the occurrence of the austenite to R phase (A ↔ R) transformation. By aging at these temperatures, the ultimate tensile strength and elongation did not change significantly compared to the solution annealed sample. Aging at 500 and 600°C lead to the appearance of B19′ phase during cooling cycle of differential scanning calorimetry tests. Samples aged at 500°C and 600°C showed the best mechanical properties, in comparison to the other aging temperatures. Maximum tensile strength of 1250 MPa and the elongation of 25% were obtained by aging at 500 and 600°C, respectively. Solution annealed sample showed no superelastic property. Complete superelasticity was observed by aging at 400 and 500°C. The sample aged at 700°C showed the transformation behavior and mechanical properties similar to the solution annealed sample.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1048468
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigates the material removal mechanisms and machining damage in drilling of carbon fiber epoxy composite by electrical discharge machining. Detailed investigation of morphology of the machined surfaces and elemental analysis were conducted inside a scanning electron microscope. Machining damage was characterized by the extent of delamination, hole taper and the average width of the heat affected zone. The effect of pulse-on time and gap current on machining damage was also investigated. It was found that material removal occured mainly in the form of decomposition of the polymer matrix and thermally induced fracture of the carbon fibers. Vaporization of the carbon fibers due to spark and Joule heating is also a possible mechanism. The width of heat affected zone was found to be influenced the most by pulse-on time where the minimum heat affected zone occurred for intermediate pulse-on time. Furthermore, the width of heat affected zone and hole taper in EDM were found to be comparable to or less than those obtained by laser cutting.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1048368
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    ABSTRACT: Short carbon fiber reinforced Mg matrix composites (Csf/Mg) were prepared by an infiltration-extrusion integrated technique in which pressure infiltration and liquid-solid extrusion are performed continuously. Their compressive properties were evaluated in the temperature range 20-300°C, and compared with Csf/Mg composites fabricated by only pressure infiltration technique. The results show that after liquid-solid extrusion, the fiber tended to align along the extrusion direction, and a refined-grain microstructure was obtained, thereby contributing to a significant increase in both compressive strength and yield strength up to 200°C, but they are abnormally lower than those of the infiltrated composite at 300°C due to fiber rotation and a different deformation mechanism related to the finer grain structures.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1037891
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    ABSTRACT: Among all alternate fuel sources available, the biodiesel of Jatropha curcas appears to be a potential fuel as it widely exists in Asia. The Jatropha methyl ester (JME) is produced by transesterification process. In the transesterification process, alkyl group of ester exchanges with that of an alcohol. This work focuses on optimizing various parameters like quantities of Methanol, KOH and stirrer speed, which influence high JME yield. Based on L9 orthogonal array, experiments are conducted by using Taguchi technique. All the nine combinations of L9 orthogonal array are experimentally done for extraction of JME and then it is used for analysis in Taguchi technique. The analysis of maximum yield is done on the basis of “larger is better” Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N Ratio). The best combination in the L9 orthogonal array is found to be methanol (110 ml), KOH (1.306 gm) and stirrer speed (1200 rpm). The influence of methanol, KOH and stirrer speed on the yield is found by Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Based on the results of ANOVA, it is found that the influence of Methanol, KOH and Stirrer speed on the yield are obtained as 70.10%, 20.35% and 5.78% respectively.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1048473
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    ABSTRACT: Noncontact ultrasonic casting of nanocomposite has advantages over the contact method. Some of the advantages are (a) relatively uniform intensity of ultrasonic wave within the mold and (b) no dissolution of metal from the probe into the liquid metal. It also has disadvantages over the contact method. Since the ultrasonic action and cooling cum solidification occur simultaneously one needs to ensure completion of deagglomeration before the initiation of solidification. In the current study mathematical models of mold cooling cum solidification and deagglomeration have been developed to identify correct conditions for the noncontact ultrasonic casting. Using this approach a combination of casting parameters that will ensure complete deagglomeration of nanodispersoid was identified and Al-AhO3 nanocomposite, in which Al2O3 nanoparticles are separated from each other, was successfully cast using noncontact ultrasonic casting.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1004707
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    ABSTRACT: A new developed device, computer cathodic orientation system, was tested to analyze functional properties of electroformed shells of nickel. Several applications, such as rapid tooling, may require thickness uniformity, where the tool or mold is made by electroforming, starting from the 3D model. This system enables the programed movement of the cathode (the model) in front of the anode with the main objective of achieving thickness uniformity. Different strategies were carried out, and parameters such as thicknesses and flexural modulus were measured for each sample. Results showed the apparent influence of this apparatus on the thickness distribution and the flexural modulus. Either the rate of mean thickness or central thickness was improved when the strategy of modifying relative position took place. Also, the flexural modulus was influenced by the approach carried out in the sequence of movement.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; 30(6). DOI:10.1080/10426914.2014.994773
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    ABSTRACT: The surface mechanical property of AISI304 stainless steel was improved by TiC coating deposited through laser surface engineering process using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser. The produced coating exhibited significantly higher hardness (650–1900 HV0.1) compared to the steel substrate (190 HV0.1). Coating thickness, dilution of TiC on substrate surface, and hardness of the coating were determined using various pulse laser processing parameters, i.e., peak power and pulse frequency. At low pulse frequency and peak power condition, relatively thick and uniform coating of TiC was deposited over the substrate. However, at higher pulse frequency and peak power condition, TiC-dispersed steel composite coating was produced.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; 30(6). DOI:10.1080/10426914.2014.973593
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, large-area uniform multilayer graphene films were synthesized on copper in one growth route by modified low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) method by introducing an assembly into the conventional LPCVD method. Scanning electronic microscopy, optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, ellipsometry, and transmission electron microscopy were used to characterize the graphene films. The results showed that the graphene films were multilayer. And there are about six layers with good continuity and uniformity. Meanwhile, the growth mechanism was illustrated by a growth model based on the analysis of the effects of the introduced assembly on the generation of the activated carbon atoms and on the catalysis of Cu molecules.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; 30(6). DOI:10.1080/10426914.2014.984201
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    ABSTRACT: Ternary films of CdxZn1-xS were deposited on Corning glass substrates by the chemical bath deposition technique at 80°C. A process for depositing thin films of the ternary CdxZn1-xS is proposed. Different induction times in the methodology for films deposition were included. The chemical bath was composed of zinc chloride, thiourea, and cadmium chloride as source of the main ions, ammonium nitrate as complexing agent, and potassium hydroxide for pH control. Groups of samples with different conditions were deposited to obtain the ternary material. The manufacturing processes as well as the chemical reactions that take place during preparation are discussed. The morphology, the crystalline structure, and the optical properties of the deposited films were obtained. X-ray diffraction results revealed hexagonal structures of the CdxZn1-xS material in all the deposited samples and structures of ZnO in some cases. Energy dispersive spectroscopy results show the presence of Cd, Zn, and S as main components of the material. A double transition on the absorption measurements were obtained on the produced ternary films which is associated with a double bandgap energy.
    Materials and Manufacturing Processes 06/2015; 30(6). DOI:10.1080/10426914.2014.994776