1st Edition

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technology Principles and Applications

    309 Pages 174 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technology: Principles and Applications consists of the construction and working details of all modern additive manufacturing and 3D-printing technology processes and machines, while also including the fundamentals, for a well-rounded educational experience. The book is written to help the reader understand the fundamentals of the systems.

    This book provides a selection of additive manufacturing techniques suitable for near-term application with enough technical background to understand the domain, its applicability, and to consider variations to suit technical and organizational constraints. It highlights new innovative 3D-printing systems, presents a view of 4D printing, and promotes a vision of additive manufacturing and applications toward modern manufacturing engineering practices.

    With the block diagrams, self-explanatory figures, chapter exercises, and photographs of lab-developed prototypes, along with case studies, this new textbook will be useful to students studying courses in Mechanical, Production, Design, Mechatronics, and Electrical Engineering.


    1. Introduction to Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technology. 2. CAD for Additive Manufacturing. 3. Liquid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems. 4. Solid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems. 5. Powder-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems. 6. Materials in Additive Manufacturing. 7. Applications and Examples. 8. Additive Manufacturing Equipment. 9. Post Processing. 10. Product Quality.


    Dr. G. K. Awari received Bachelor of Engineering degree from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India in 1991 and M.E. degree from Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India, in 1995, all in Mechanical engineering. He has done his Ph.D. from Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India, in 2007. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience at Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level. He has taught various subjects like Fluid Power and Machinery, Computer Graphics, Automation Engineering, Operation research, Machine Design and Automobile Engineering. His area of interest is graphical modelling of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Vehicle Dynamics.

    He has 213 citations including total 33 international journal publications, 22 international conference publications and 11 national conference publications and 3 Patents and 1 Product developed for the industry to his name. 17 research scholars have completed PhD in Mechanical Engineering under his supervision in 3 Indian universities. He is also a recipient of "Best Principal Award" and "Best paper award" at various National conference and International conferences.

    He has contributed in the development Academics as Board of Study (BOS) Member at Goa University, Goa, SG Amravati University, Amravati and RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. He is presently BOS Member in Yeshvantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE, An autonomous Institute), Nagpur, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, GH Raisoni University, Chhindwada (MP) and Chairman BOS of Automobile Engineering at Government Polytechnic (GP), Nagpur. He is also recognised by AICTE as "Margadarshak for NBA Accreditation" of mentee institutes.

    He has authored 8 Books and two books with CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, London, and others with renowned international publisher like Mercury International Publication, New Delhi and New Age India Publisher Ltd. New Delhi. He has also developed more than 10 video tutorials / e-content modules for the benefit of students/teachers and his way of presentation/lectures modules is appreciated by many staff and students.

    Dr. G. K. Awari belives in the Co-learning Process and Participative management. He has been ranked first in merit postion in MPSC throughut MS and currently he is Head of Automobile Engineering Department at Government Polytechnic, Nagpur. He is the rare combination of Best academician and Administrator loved by the students and Staff members.

    Dr. C. S. Thorat, received Bachelor of Engineering degree from Government College of Engineering, Karad, Maharashtra, India in 1985 and MTech degree IIT Bombay, India, in 1986, all in Electrical engineering. He has done his Ph.D. from Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India, in 2005. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research level. He is also having a field experience of Oil and Natural Gas Commission, India. He has guided 5 candidates for doctoral research work in electrical engineering and also developed the laboratory of 3D printing at the institute. He has more than 100 research publication and 5 patents to his name. He has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of 3D printing in additive manufacturing through product development. Dr. C. S. Thorat is currently, Principal of Government Polytechnic, Jalna (MS).

    Prof. Vishwjeet Ambade, has obtained his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Design from Karamvir Dadasaheb Kannamwar College of Engineering (KDK) from RTM Nagpur University,Nagpur. He has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science, Ramtek (KITS) Nagpur. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching different subject of Mechanical Engineering Discipline and presently he is working as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering department at Tulsiramji Gaikwad-Patil college of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur. He has guided the many UG / PG projects and he is pursuing his PhD. research work in 3D Printing and its application in Gondwana University. He has contributed more than 10 International journal / conference papers. He has authored 2 Books.

    Dr. D. P. Kothari is retired professor and Director of Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT), Delhi. Presently he is Honorary Adjunct Professor at VNIT, Nagpur. He obtained his BE (Electrical) in 1967, ME (Power Systems) in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1975 from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan. From 1969 to 1977, he was involved in teaching and development of several courses at BITS Pilani. Dr. Kothari served as Vice Chancellor, VIT, Vellore, Director in-charge and Deputy Director (Administration) as well as Head in the Centre of Energy Studies at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and as Principal, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VNIT), Nagpur. He was visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, during 1982-83 and 1989, for two years. He was also NSF Fellow at Perdue University, USA in 1992.

    Dr. Kothari, who is a recipient of the most Active Researcher Award, has published and presented 780 research papers in various national as well as international journals, conferences, guided 42 Ph.D scholars and 65 M. Tech students, and authored more than 50 books in various allied areas. He has delivered several keynote addresses and invited lectures at both national and international conferences. He has also delivered 42 video lectures on YouTube with maximum of 40,000 hits!

    Dr. Kothari is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), Fellow IEEE and Hon. Fellow ISTE. His many awards include the National Khosla Award for Lifetime Achievements in Engineering (2005) from IIT, Roorkee. The University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India has bestowed the UGC National Swami Pranavandana Saraswati Award (2005) in the field of education for his outstanding scholarly contributions.

    He has authored more 50 books in Engineering and Technology with reputed publisher and one book for CRC Press.