Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing (2nd ed. 2015)

Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing (2nd ed. 2015)

By: Brent Stucker (author), David Rosen (author), Ian Gibson (author)Hardback

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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

About Author

Dr. Ian Gibson is a Professor of Industrial Design at Deakin University. Dr. Brent Stucker is a Professor and Clark Chair of Computer Aided Engineering at the University of Louisville. Dr. David W. Rosen is Associate Chair for Administration and a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Introduction and basic principles.- Development of AM technology.- Generalized AM process chain.- Photopolymerisation processes.- Powder bed fusion processes.- Extrusion based systems.- Printing processes.- Sheet lamination processes.- Beam deposition processes.- Direct write technologies.- Low-cost AM technologies.- Guidelines for process selection.- Post-processing.- Software issues for AM.- AM Standards.- Multiple materials in AM.- Direct Digital Manufacturing.- Design for AM.- Rapid tooling.- Medical applications for AM.- Aerospace applications for AM.- Automotive applications for AM.- Business opportunities and future directions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781493921126
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 498
  • ID: 9781493921126
  • weight: 1011
  • ISBN10: 1493921126
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2015

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