1st Edition

Handbook of Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing Requirements, Theories, and Methods

    218 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Handbook of Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing is a key resource on postprocessing treatments available for additive manufactured products. It provides broad coverage of the theory behind emerging technology, material development, functional characterization, and technical details required to investigate novel applications and methods and put them to use.

    The handbook presents experimental breakthroughs of novel methodologies that treat additively manufactured parts, which are suitable for demanding engineering applications. This handbook emphasizes the various types of post-processing technologies that can effectively eliminate the inferiorities of additively manufactured components. It also provides a collection of key principles, literature, methodologies, experimental results, case studies, and theoretical aspects of the different types of postprocessing techniques, along with different classes of materials and end-applications.

    This book is an ideal reference for libraries and post-graduate courses as well as the professional market, including, but not limited to manufacturing, mechanical and industrial engineering, and materials science.

    About the Editors

    1. Additive Manufacturing Techniques: Fundamentals, Technological Developments, and Practical Applications
    Jasvinder Singh, Ravinder Pal Singh, and Pulak Mohan Pandey

    2. An Overview of Post- Processing Technologies in General Practice
    Haitao Zhu, Allan E.W. Rennie, and Yingtao Tian

    3. Economic and Environmental Aspects of Post-Processing Technologies in Additive Manufacturing
    Balwant Singh, Jasgurpreet Singh Chohan, and Raman Kumar

    4. Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing: Requirements, Theories, and Methods
    Hamaid Mahmood Khan, Gökhan Özer, and Mustafa Safa Yilmaz

    5. Thermal Post-Processing Techniques for Additive Manufacturing
    Muhammad Arif Mahmood, Abid Ullah, Mussadiq Shah, Asif Ur Rehman, Metin Uymaz Salamci, and Marwan Khraisheh

    6. Chemical-Based Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing Processes
    Iliyas Melnikov, Baltej Singh Rupal, and Hamid Rajani

    7. Coating/Cladding Based Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing
    Rashi Tyagi and Ashutosh Tripathi

    8. Post-Processing for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing Techniques
    Dhirenkumar Patel and Akash Pandey

    9. Post-Processing of Additive Manufactured Components Through Abrasive Flow Machining Process
    Sahil Sharma, Tarlochan Singh, and Akshay Dvivedi

    10. An Overview of the Quality Characteristics Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
    B. Özbay Kısasöz and A. Kısasöz

    11. Innovative and Hybrid Post Processes for Additively Manufactured Parts
    Shahbaz Juneja, Jasgurpreet Singh Chohan, Raman Kumar, Arun Kumar, and Sushant Kumar



    Gurminder Singh is an assistant professor at the mechanical engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He worked as a postdoc researcher in the mechanical and materials engineering school at University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland. Before joining UCD, Dr Singh was a Postdoc fellow at SIMAP Lab, University of Grenoble Alpes, France. His research focused on the experimental and simulation studies of the extrusion 3D printing of metals. Dr Singh was awarded by Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award for developing a 3D printing method for fabricating patient-specific stents in 2020. Dr Singh obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. His PhD work focused on developing low-cost rapid manufacturing techniques using ultrasonic vibration-assisted sintering and 3D printing. The 3D Print website featured his PhD work in Feb 2020 edition. He has completed his ME from Thapar University, India. He has worked on comparing modern controllers for the swing-up and stabilization of inverted pendulums and was a team member in the Indo-Swedish project on exoskeletons. He has completed his bachelor's from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, India, in Production Engineering. Dr Singh also has research fellow experience at IIT Delhi and production engineer experience at Shakunt Enterprises, India. He has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has published in leading journals such as Additive Manufacturing, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Rapid Prototyping, etc.

    Ranvijay Kumar is an assistant professor at University Centre for Research and Development,
    Chandigarh University. He has received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Punjabi University, Patiala.
    Additive manufacturing, shape memory polymers, smart materials, friction-based welding techniques,
    advance materials processing, polymer matrix composite preparations, and reinforced polymer composites for
    3D printing, plastic solid waste management, thermosetting recycling and destructive testing of materials
    are the skills of Dr Kumar. Dr Kumar won the prestigious CII MILCA award in 2020. He has co-authored
    more than 43 research papers in science citation indexed journals, 38 book chapters and have presented
    Twenty research papers in various national/international level conferences. He has contributed extensively in
    Additive Manufacturing literature with publications appearing in the Journal of Manufacturing Processes,
    Composite Part: B, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials,
    Measurement, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C (iMeche Part C),
    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine,
    Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Materials Research Express, Proceedings of the National
    Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, Journal of Central South University, Journal of
    the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Composite structures, CIRP Journal of
    Manufacturing Science and Technology etc. He is the editor of the book "Additive Manufacturing for Plastic
    Recycling: Efforts in Boosting A Circular Economy" published in CRC Press (Taylor and Francis)".

    Kamalpreet Sandhu is an Assistant Professor in the Product and Industrial Design department at Lovely
    Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, INDIA. His primary focus is on designing and developing
    footwear products and injury prevention. He was done different projects in Podiatric Medicine at the
    Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, DRDO, Delhi, i.e., Design and developed a new kind
    of orthosis for social needs and work resulted in the publication "Effect of Shod Walking on Plantar
    Pressure with Varying Insole". His area of research is Design Thinking, 3D printing and Ergonomics for
    Podiatric Medicine. He is also the editor of various books: Sustainability for 3D Printing, Revolutions in
    Product Design for Healthcare, Food Printing: 3D printing in Food Sector and 3D printing in the Podiatric
    Medicine. He is also acting as an Editorial Review board member for the International Journal of
    Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI), Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems
    Journal (ASTESJ) and also a review editor for Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology section "Additive
    Processes". He has established a research collaboration with Prof. Karupppasamy Subburaj in Singapore
    University of Technology and Design (SUTD), SINGAPORE, on Medical Device Design and

    Dr. Eujin Pei is a Reader in Additive Manufacturing at Brunel University London. He is the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences and Director for the BSc Product Design Engineering programme. Eujin is a Fellow and Council Member of the Institution of Engineering Designers (FIED), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). His research focuses on Design for Additive Manufacturing, and he chairs national (BSI AMT/8) and international standardisation committees (ISO TC261/WG4). Eujin is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Progress in Additive Manufacturing Journal, published by Springer Nature.

    Dr. Sunpreet Singh works in Additive Manufacturing, Composites, Biomaterials, Process Control, and Sustainability. He is an adjunct professor and visiting researcher associated with Chandigarh University, India and the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He has published about 250 research articles in prominent journals. He has received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, India. His area of research is Additive Manufacturing and the application of 3D printing to develop new biomaterials for clinical applications. He has contributed extensively to Additive Manufacturing literature with publications appearing in the Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Composite Part: B, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Measurement, International Journal of Advance Manufacturing Technology, and Journal of Cleaner Production. He authored 250 research papers and 27 book chapters. He is also the Guest Editor of 3 Journals: Guest Editor of a Special Issue of "Functional Materials and Advanced Manufacturing", Facta Universitatis, Series: Mechanical Engineering (Scopus Index), Materials Science Forum (Scopus Index), and Special Issue on "Metrology in Materials and Advanced Manufacturing", Measurement and Control (SCI indexed).