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
Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing
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.