This book presents a selection of papers on advanced technologies for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and demonstrates how these technologies have changed the face of direct, digital technologies for the rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns. Because of their wide range of applications, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies have sparked a powerful new industrial revolution in the field of manufacturing. The evolution of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies has changed design, engineering and manufacturing processes across such diverse industries as consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotive engineering. This book will help designers, R&D personnel, and practicing engineers grasp the latest developments in the field of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.
This edited volume comprises select chapters on advanced technologies for 3D printing and additive manufacturing and how these technologies have changed the face of direct, digital technologies for rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns. Because of its wide applications, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology has become a powerful new industrial revolution in the field of manufacturing. The evolution of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies has changed design, engineering and manufacturing processes across industries such as consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotives. The objective of this book is to help designers, R&D personnel, and practicing engineers understand the state-of-the-art developments in the field of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.
3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing
Author: Ian Gibson
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book covers in detail the various aspects of joining materials to form parts. A conceptual overview of rapid prototyping and layered manufacturing is given, beginning with the fundamentals so that readers can get up to speed quickly. Unusual and emerging applications such as micro-scale manufacturing, medical applications, aerospace, and rapid manufacturing are also discussed. This book provides a comprehensive overview of rapid prototyping technologies as well as support technologies such as software systems, vacuum casting, investment casting, plating, infiltration and other systems. This book also: Reflects recent developments and trends and adheres to the ASTM, SI, and other standards Includes chapters on automotive technology, aerospace technology and low-cost AM technologies Provides a broad range of technical questions to ensure comprehensive understanding of the concepts covered
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 Manufacturing highlights the latest advancements in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies. Focusing on additive manufacturing applications rather than on core 3D printing technologies, this book: Introduces various additive manufacturing technologies based on their utilization in different classes of materials Discusses important application areas of additive manufacturing, including medicine, education, and the space industry Explores regulatory challenges associated with the emergence of additive manufacturing as a mature technological platform By showing how 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies are currently used, Additive Manufacturing not only provides a valuable reference for veteran researchers and those entering this exciting field, but also encourages innovation in future additive manufacturing applications.
Principles and ApplicationsFifth Edition of Rapid Prototyping Fivth Edition
Author: Chee Kai Chua
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are developing impressively and are expected to bring about the next revolution. AM is gradually replacing traditional manufacturing methods in some applications because of its unique properties of customisability and versatility. This book provides a very comprehensive and updated text about different types of AM technologies, their respective advantages, shortcomings and potential applications. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Principles and Applications is a comprehensive textbook that takes readers inside the world of additive manufacturing. This book introduces the different types of AM technologies, categorised by liquid, solid and powder-based AM systems, the common standards, the trends in the field and many more. Easy to understand, this book is a good introduction to anyone interested in obtaining a better understanding of AM. For people working in the industry, this book will provide information on new methods and practices, as well as recent research and development in the field. For professional readers, this book provides a comprehensive guide to distinguish between the different technologies, and will help them make better decisions regarding which technology they should use. For the general public, this book sheds some light on the fast-moving AM field. In this edition, new AM standards (e.g. Standard of Terminology and Classification of AM systems) and format standards will be included, Furthermore, the listing of new machines and systems, materials, and software; as well as new case studies and applications in industries that have recently adopted AM (such as the Marine and Offshore industry) have also been incorporated. Request Inspection Copy
International Journal of Advancements in Technology : Volume 9
March 19-20, 2018 London, UK. Key Topics: Applications of 3D Printing in healthcare & medicine, Advances in 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Technology, Benefits of 3D Printing and Technology, Innovations in 3D Printing, 3D Printing Technology Impact on Manufacturing Industry, 3D printing in Biomaterials, 3D Printing Materials, Polymers in 3d printing, Tissue and Organ printing, 3D Image Processing and Visualization, 3D Printing of Supply Chain Management, Metal 3D Printing, 3D Printing Industries, 3D Bio printing, Design for 3D Printing, Future Technology in 3D Printing, 3D Printing for Liver Tissue Engineering, 3D Printing Technology & Market, Clinical applications of 3D Printing in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Lasers in 3D Printing in , Manufacturing Industry, Challenges in 3D Printing, Challenge of 3D printing in Radiation oncology, B2B and B2C Partnering and Collaborations, 3D Printing & Beyond: 4D Printing
This book introduces readers to additive technology and its application in different business sectors. It explores the fundamental impact additive has on technology, particularly on operations, innovation, supply chains, the environment and customer relations. Subsequently, on the basis of a broad survey of the best technology adopters, it offers advice on how to enhance business value by implementing the technology in different industrial and commercial environments. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a new area of manufacturing that has already brought about phenomenal changes to industry and business models. It affects nearly all aspects of the managerial and organizational thinking that was applied to conventional manufacturing. Currently, the technology is being adopted in manufacturing areas that involve high-value products with complex geometries, and small to medium production volumes. It boosts the productivity of new product development processes by slashing costs, reducing time and promoting creativity and innovativeness. Further, it shrinks supply chains by bringing firms closer to their customers. This unique book offers abundant empirical and practical evidence confirming the value of this new technology.
In 1984, additive manufacturing represented a new methodology for manipulating matter, consisting of harnessing materials and/or energy to create three-dimensional physical objects. Today, additive manufacturing technologies represent a market of around 5 billion euros per year, with an annual growth between 20 and 30%. Different processes, materials and dimensions (from nanometer to decameter) within additive manufacturing techniques have led to 70,000 publications on this topic and to several thousand patents with applications as wide-ranging as domestic uses. Volume 1 of this series of books presents these different technologies with illustrative industrial examples. In addition to the strengths of 3D methods, this book also covers their weaknesses and the developments envisaged in terms of incremental innovations to overcome them.
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that closely emulate the look, feel and functionality of product prototypes. A 3D printer works by taking a 3D computer file and using and making a series of cross-sectional slices. Each slice is then printed one on top of the other to create the 3D object. Since 2003 there has been large growth in the sale of 3D printers. Additionally, the cost of 3D printers has declined. The technology also finds use in the jewellery, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries. This book is your ultimate resource for 3D Printing. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about 3D Printing right away, covering: 3D printing, Pad printing, Lenticular printing, History of printing, Woodblock printing, Movable type, Printing press, Etching, Mezzotint, Aquatint, Lithography, Chromolithography, Rotary printing press, Offset printing, Hot metal typesetting, Screen printing, Dye-sublimation printer, Phototypesetting, Dot matrix printer, Laser printer, Thermal printer, Inkjet printer, Stereolithography, Digital printing, Additive manufacturing, Three-dimensional space, Prototype, 3D scanner, Rapid prototyping, Selective laser sintering, Fused deposition modeling, Economies of scale, Global spread of the printing press, Digital Light Processing, Stratasys, Sintering, Direct metal laser sintering, 3D microfabrication, Two-photon absorption, Nonlinear optics, Dots per inch, MeshLab, 3D modeling, RepRap Project, Direct digital manufacturing, Digital fabricator, Self-replicating machine, Solid freeform fabrication, Planographic printing, Relief print, D-Shape, Decorative laminate, Dimension (company), Laser engraving, Mimeo.com Inc., Ozalid process, Photogravure, Photozincography, Reprography, Split-fount Inking, Stochastic screening, Surface printing, Thermal transfer This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of 3D Printing. It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of 3D Printing with the objectivity of experienced professionals.
A 3D printer can be of use to people in a vast variety of fields. This book details some of the many ways to put 3D printers to great use and it explains the field's best practices. Readers are provided with an overview of materials and their pros and cons, and troubleshooting tips.