Additive manufacturing has matured from rapid prototyping through the now popular and "maker"-oriented 3D printing, recently commercialized and marketed. The terms describing this technology have changed over time, from "rapid prototyping" to "rapid manufacturing" to "additive manufacturing," which reflects largely a focus on technology.
This book discusses the uptake, use, and impact of the additive manufacturing and digital fabrication technology. It augments technical and business-oriented trends with those in product design and design studies. It includes a mix of disciplinary and transdisciplinary trends and is rich in case and design material. The chapters cover a range of design-centered views on additive manufacturing that are rarely addressed in the main conferences and publications, which are still mostly, and importantly, concerned with tools, technologies, and technical development. The chapters also reflect dialogues about transdisciplinarity and the inclusion of domains such as business and aesthetics, narrative, and technology critique. This is a great textbook for graduate students of design, engineering, computer science, marketing, and technology and also for those who are not students but are curious about and interested in what 3D printing really can be used for in the near future.
Table of Contents
Scope of the book
Technology and 3D printing
AICE, an approach to designing for Additive Manufacturing
Impact of 3D printing
Visual three-dimensional form
Potential of Additive-Manufactured Products in Building Brands
The future of Additive Manufacturing
Steinar Killi is full professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, with an MSc in materials science and a PhD in product design. For more than 20 years, he has been engaged in the field of additive manufacturing, giving lectures and presentations worldwide. In 2008 he received the DINO award for his contribution to the industry through teaching, practice, and research.