Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Special Issue "Laser Percussion Drilling Technology"

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,
Laser percussion drilling, a non-contact machining process, has attracted strong interest from industry due to its wide range of industrial applications, smaller beam spot size, high operating speeds, great flexibility and accuracy, and capability to process various materials, including metals, glass, and ceramics. This Special Issue aims to highlight the state of the art in the development of laser percussion drilling and electric/magnetic/gas field-assisted laser drilling, process monitoring and characterizations of laser-material interactions. It also focuses on hybrid processes in manufacturing with laser-assisted micromachining.
Chao-Ching Ho
Yuan-Jen Chang
Guest Editors

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Technologies is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.