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1st Edition

Additive Manufacturing
Applications and Innovations

ISBN 9781138050600
Published August 22, 2018 by CRC Press
280 Pages

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Book Description

There has been a great deal of progress in additive manufacturing (AM) during the past two decades and recent developments have been highlighted by many researchers. However, until now, there has been a limit to what is available for beginners in a step-by-step format, showcasing the different commercial AM technologies for field application. This book helps fill that gap. Additive Manufacturing: Applications and Innovations presents case studies of commonly used AM technologies with basic numerical problems for better understanding. It also includes hybrid processes and 4D printing applications, which currently are not offered in other AM books.


  • Offers solved and unsolved problems in additive manufacturing

  • Provides an understanding for additive manufacturing per international standards

  • Includes case studies for better understanding of the individual processes

  • Presents a review of specific technology highlights

  • Introduces future research directions, mainly in 4D printing applications

Table of Contents

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing. Case Studies for Individual Process. Three Dimensional Printing. Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA). Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). Subtractive Manufacturing (SM). Case Studies for Hybrid Process for Rapid Manufacturing. Three Dimensional Printing and Sand Casting. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Investment Casting. Case Studies for Four Dimensional printing.

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Dr. Rupinder Singh is Professor in Production Engineering at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana (India). He has published around 350 research papers (in reputed Journals and conferences), 17 monographs, 20 chapters and supervised 10 Ph.D Theses and 90 Master’s Theses (h-index 20+). His area of interest is rapid manufacturing, casting and welding.

Dr. J. Paulo Davim is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability/Engineering Education. He is the Editor in Chief of eight international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as author and coauthor more than 10 books, 60 book chapters and 350 articles in journals and conferences (more 200 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science, h-index 35+ and SCOPUS 43+).