Special Issue "Recent Advances in Smart Design and Manufacturing Technology"

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid growth of advanced technologies and their massive introduction into industrial contexts is radically changing the approach to design and manufacturing.

Modern Industry 5.0 technologies related to both Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Operational Technology (OT), such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Additive Manufacturing (AM), Digital Twin (DT), Extended Reality (XR), etc., have led to the conception of the so-called Smart Production Plant, involving all aspects from design and virtual prototyping to in-service life in an integrated approach, also ensuring, when possible, the possibility of remanufacturing existing damaged products, thus promoting the circularity of resources.

These aspects can effectively contribute to the digital transformation of industries within the goal of sustainable development, making it possible to integrate traditional and additive manufacturing technologies, as well as providing numerous benefits in machine monitoring (diagnostic and prognostics) through the use of AI and DT, which can be exploited for improving the overall equipment effectiveness of the machines involved in the production process.

This Special Issue focuses on all aspects of scientific and technological progress related to advanced design approaches and manufacturing technologies. It welcomes original research articles aimed at exploring recent developments in relevant areas, applying interdisciplinary approaches. Review articles are also accepted for proposal.

Potential topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing;
  • Advanced numerical simulation methods and techniques to support product and process analyses, design, and monitoring;
  • Generative Design for AM;
  • Remanufacturing;
  • Design for Disassembly;
  • Reverse Engineering;
  • Digital Twin;
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness improvement;
  • Smart maintenance and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM);
  • Extended Reality;
  • Artificial Intelligence and preventive maintenance for smart manufacturing.


Dr. Alessandro Greco
Dr. Donato Perfetto
Dr. Mario Caterino
Guest Editors


More informations: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/machines/special_issues/Design_and_Manufacturing



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