The field of additive manufacturing has seen explosive growth in recent years due largely in part to renewed interest from the manufacturing sector. Conceptually, additive manufacturing, or industrial 3D printing, is a way to build parts without using any part-specific tooling or dies from the computer-aided design (CAD) file of the part. Today, most engineered devices are 3D printed first to check their shape, size, and functionality before large-scale production. In addition, as the cost of 3D printers has come down significantly, and the printers’ reliability and part quality have improved, schools and universities have been investing in 3D printers to experience, explore, and innovate with these fascinating additive manufacturing technologies.
Additive Manufacturinghighlights the latest advancements in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies. Focusing on additive manufacturing applications rather than on core 3D printing technologies, this book:
By showing how 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies are currently used, Additive Manufacturing not onlyprovides a valuable reference for veteran researchers and those entering this exciting field, but also encourages innovation in future additive manufacturing applications.
"The major strength of the book lies in its comprehensively interdisciplinary approach in dealing with the subject matter. The uniqueness of the book is also associated with the extension of discussion on the social importance of additive manufacturing in education, as well as the current and future implications of additive manufacturing on global engineering. Furthermore, while the contents of the book are formatted in a manner that is highly suitable as a reference material, the book also can be used in classroom settings."
—Professor Narendra Dahotre, University of North Texas, Denton, USA
"Chapter five is a rather comprehensive review of the research literature on additive manufacturing of ceramics."
—John W. Halloran, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Global Engineering and Additive Manufacturing
Amit Bandyopadhyay, Thomas Gualtieri, and Susmita Bose
Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Polymers and Composites
Deposition-Based and Solid-State Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Metals
Vamsi Krishna Balla
Additive Manufacturing of Metals Using Powder-Based Technology
Michael Jan Galba and Teresa Reischle
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics
Susmita Bose, Sahar Vahabzadeh, Dongxu Ke, and Amit Bandyopadhyay
Design Issues in Additive Manufacturing
Bioprinting: Application of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine
Forough Hafezi, Can Kucukgul, S. Burce Ozler, and Bahattin Koc
Multifunctional Printing: Incorporating Electronics into 3D Parts Made by Additive Manufacturing
Dishit Paresh Parekh, Denis Cormier, and Michael D. Dickey
Industrial Implementation of Additive Manufacturing
Edward D. Herderick and Clark Patterson
Additive Manufacturing for the Space Industry
Additive Manufacturing and Innovation in Materials World
Mitun Das and Vamsi Krishna Balla
Additive Manufacturing in Education
Kirk A. Reinkens
Personalized Implants and Additive Manufacturing
Mukesh Kumar and Bryan Morrison
Additive Manufacturing: Future of Manufacturing in a Flat World
Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose