1st Edition

Materials in Advanced Manufacturing

Edited By Yinquan Yu, Sam Zhang Copyright 2023
    385 Pages 197 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book introduces the latest processing technologies for a variety of materials in advanced manufacturing and applications. Design criteria and considerations of processing or devices are theoretically introduced, and numerical simulation and experimental study are included.


    • Covers a variety of materials, including hard materials, soft materials, metals, and composites
    • Describes nanotechnology approaches, modern piezoelectric techniques, and physical and mechanical studies of the structure-sensitive properties of the materials
    • Reviews advanced manufacturing for antenna applications and embroidered RFID tags for wearable applications
    • Considers additive manufacturing of cellular solids and metal additive manufacturing
    • Discusses advanced materials for sound absorption

    Aimed at engineers, researchers, and advanced students in materials processing and advanced manufacturing, this work helps readers to understand which processing technology is suitable for a specific material and the design rules for a particular application.

    1. Advanced Manufacturing of Hard Magnetic Materials

    Yang Jingwen, Yinquan Yu, and Roberto Leidhold

    2. Advanced Manufacturing of Flexible Piezoelectric Arrays

    Han Zhang

    3. Application and Research Trends of Flexible Piezoelectric Arrays

    Han Zhang

    4. Advanced Manufacturing of Carbon Fiber Material

    Xinzhu Wang and Linji Xu

    5. Laser Micro-Processing of Sapphire

    Guojie Chen and Wang Zhongke

    6. Metal Additive Manufacturing

    Hao Zhao and Garrison Zong

    7. Additive Manufacturing of Lattice Structures

    Xinwei Li and Wei Zhai

    8. Antennas Manufactured from Conductive Fabric Materials

    Terry Tao Ye, Mengxia Yu, Yulong Liu, Anna Pui Yi Lau, and Hai Tao Si


    Professor Yu Yinquan (余银犬) was born and brought up in the famous city, Anqing, China. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical in 1991 from Chongqing University (China), Master of Engineering in Mechatronics in 2008 from National University of Singapore, and Ph.D. degree in 2014 from National University of Singapore. He was a Scientist (since 2015) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*star), Singapore. In January 2019, he joined School of Mechatronics and Vehicle Engineering, East China Jiao Tong University, Nanchang, China and assumed duty as Director of the Institute of Intelligent Manufacturing and Precision Research. His current research interests include Smart Manufacturing, Smart Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (SPMSM), Machine Health Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis, Mechatronics and Robotics, Shock Absorption and Noise Reduction of High-Speed and High-Precision Equipment, Intelligent Manufacturing and Precision Machining. Prof. Yu is a Fellow of SAS, a member of ASME, and Singapore executive committee member ASME (2017-2018), senior member of IEEE & IES, a mentor of the Lean Launch Pad Singapore, Member of Organizer, APMRC 2010, Member of Technical Program Committee, ICEEAC 2017, and A*STAR professional appraisers for purchasing large equipment. Professor Sam Zhang Shanyong (張善勇), better known as Sam Zhang, was born and brought up in the famous "City of Mountains" Chongqing, China. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Materials in 1982 from Northeastern University (Shenyang, China), Master of Engineering in Materials in 1984 from Iron & Steel Research Institute (Beijing, China) and Ph.D. degree in Ceramics in 1991 from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He was a tenured full professor (since 2006) at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. In January 2018, he joined School of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing, China and assumed duty as Director of the Centre for Advanced Thin Film Materials and Devices of the university. Prof. Zhang was the founding Editor-in-Chief for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (2008-Dec.2015) and Principal Editor for Journal of Materials Research (USA) responsible for thin films and coating field (since 2003). Prof. Zhang has been serving the world’s first “Thin Films Society” (www.thinfilms.sg) as its founding and current president since 2009. Prof. Zhang has authored/edited 14 books, of them 12 are published with CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. Prof Zhang is also the Series Editor for Advances in Materials Science and Engineering Book Series published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. Prof. Zhang was elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Fellow of Thin Films Society (FTFS) in 2018 and Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIoMMM) in 2007. Prof. Zhang’s current research centers in areas of energy films and coatings for solar cells, hard yet tough nanocomposite coatings for tribological applications by physical vapor deposition, measurement of fracture toughness of ceramic films and coatings, and electronic/optical thin films. Over the years, he has authored/co-authored over 360 peer reviewed international journal papers. As of 2020: (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-3867-2011), his Articles in Web of Science: 355, the Sum of the Times Cited: 10,169, h-index: 53