Provides extensive coverage of the viable techniques and potential far-reaching applications related to additive manufacturing
Contains illustrations and tables that make the material easily accessible to a wide audience
Integrates materials science and engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and bioengineering
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.