1st Edition

Additive Manufacturing Innovations, Advances, and Applications

Edited By T.S. Srivatsan, T.S. Sudarshan Copyright 2016
    460 Pages
    by CRC Press

    476 Pages 385 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Get Ready for the Future of Additive Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing: Innovations, Advances, and Applications explores the emerging field of additive manufacturing (AM)—the use of 3D printing to make prototype parts on demand. Often referred to as the third industrial revolution, AM offers many advantages over traditional manufacturing. This process enables users to quickly build three-dimensional objects from the bottom-up, adding material one cross-sectional layer at a time directly from a computer model. This book provides a clear overview of specific technologies related to AM. It covers existing and emerging techniques in AM in use for a wide spectrum of manufacturing applications, and highlights the advantages of each technique with specific references to technological applications.

    Introduces Valuable Processes for Making Prototype Parts among Manufacturers of Many Types

    The book outlines many of the processes developed using various materials ranging from metals to plastics, and composites to human tissue. It presents recent innovations and potential viable applications that include: near-net shape capabilities, superior design, geometric flexibility, innovations in fabrication using multiple materials, and reduced tooling and fixturing. It also introduces several illustrations and case studies that focus on the present and far-reaching applications, developments, and future prospects of AM technologies.

    Written by renowned experts in their fields, this book:

    • Covers the reactive inkjet printing of nylon materials relevant to AM

    • Discusses the AM of metals using the techniques of free space deposition and selective laser melting

    • Provides a comparison between AM materials and human tissues

    • Addresses the use of AM for medical devices and drug and cell delivery

    • Focuses on the relevance of AM to rare earth magnets and more

    Additive Manufacturing: Innovations, Advances, and Applications emphasizes the use of AM commensurate with advances in technical applications, and provides a solid background on the fundamentals and principles of this rapidly developing field.

    Additive Manufacturing of Materials: Viable Techniques, Metals, Advances, Advantages, and Applications. Additive Manufacturing Using Free Space Deposition in Metals: Experiment and Theory. Additive Manufacturing of Metals Via Selective Laser Melting: Process Aspects and Material Developments. Projection Microstereolithography as a Micro-Additive Manufacturing Technology: Processes, Materials, and Applications. Printed and Hybrid Electronics Enabled by Digital Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Application of Radiometry in Laser Powder Deposition Additive Manufacturing. Powder and Part Characterizations in Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing. Simulation of Powder-Based Additive Manufacturing Processes. Advances in Additive Manufacturing: Effect of Process Parameters on Microstructure and Properties of Laser-Deposited Materials. Integration of Gas-Permeable Structures in Laser Additive Manufactured Products. Additive Manufacturing of Components from Engineering Ceramics. Reactive Inkjet Printing of Nylon Materials for Additive Manufacturing Applications. Comparison of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Human Tissues in Computed Tomography Scanning. Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices. Medical Applications of Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing of Pluronic/Alginate Composite Thermogels for Drug and Cell Delivery. Additive Manufacturing of Rare Earth Permanent Magnets.


    T.S. Srivatsan, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron (OH, USA), earned his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 1981 and his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). Dr. Srivatsan joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty at The University of Akron in 1987. He has authored or edited 57 books, delivered over 200 technical presentations, and authored or co-authored more than 700 archival publications in journals, book chapters, book reviews, proceedings of conferences, and technical reports. He is a Fellow of (i) American Society for Materials International; (ii) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and (iii) American Association for Advancement of Science.

    T.S. Sudarshan earned his B.Tech in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), and completed his M.Sc and Ph.D in Materials Engineering Science from Virginia Tech (VA, USA). He is President and CEO of Materials Modification, Inc., which is at the forefront of research, development, and commercialization of advanced materials utilizing novel processing techniques. He is a Fellow of (i) American Society for Materials International; (ii) International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering; and (iii) Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He has also produced numerous papers [175+] in journals and edited books [30+].

    "The book looks fine covering the basics of the additive manufacturing field. The chapters are well written and explain the material well."
    —Charles Cartin, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

    "This work, edited by Srivatsan (Univ. of Akron) and Sudarshan (president and CEO, Materials Modification), surveys many aspects of additive manufacturing. It includes 17 papers/chapters and begins with a 48-page paper written by the editors and an additional author titled "Additive Manufacturing of Materials." The following chapters cover free space deposition, laser melting, manufacturing techniques, and powder-based additive manufacturing. In additional chapters, contributors discuss process parameters, gas-permeable structures, manufacturing ceramics, ink-jet printing of nylon, and medical applications of additive manufacturing. The book concludes with a discussion of rare earth magnets. This is not an introduction to the field of additive manufacturing but a survey of several techniques and applications of the technology. Although the levels of difficulty of the different chapters vary, the book is primarily written for experts in the field, not novices."
    CHOICE, September 2016

    "Overall, this text on additive manufacturing provides a solid background for understanding the immediate past, the ongoing present, and emerging trends, with an emphasis on innovations and advances in its use for a wide spectrum of manufacturing applications, including the human healthcare system."
    International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, 2016 Vol. 11 No. 5