Aim and Scope
Dry Metal Forming is an international journal covering the science, technology and application of metal forming without lubricants (or at least aiming at largely avoiding the use of lubricants). A pragmatic definition of the term “dry metal forming” was proposed that is based on the process chain and focusses the ecological and economical points of view, i.e. avoiding any cleaning necessity after forming: „Dry metal forming is a process where a work piece leaves the forming tool without the necessity of cleaning or drying before further production steps such as coating or joining processes“.
It is the aim of the journal to provide a forum for the publication of original research papers, reports and studies as well as review and opinion papers dealing with the issues related to dry forming of metals. The scope of the journal covers the wide range of potentially “dry” forming technologies which have to date taken advantage of the use of lubricants, and it includes the understanding materials interactions and the mechanisms of friction and wear in dry contact of forming tool and work piece, the challenges for the forming processes in view of narrowing processing envelopes, as well as lifetime considerations of the tools under challenging dry forming conditions and the design of tools for dry metal forming including appropriate surface engineering solutions.
Benefits to authors
Dry Metal Forming is an open access journal that provides worldwide visibility and unlimited access to the full papers which may be downloaded free of charge. A liberal copyright policy ensures that all rights for the content of the papers rest with the authors. Moreover, no handling fee is charged from the authors at this point.
Please see the Guidelines for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please do not hesitate to contact the editorial office.