An overview of additive manufacturing (3D printing) for microfabrication
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Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a rapidly developing technology that has revolutionized the manufacturing sector. In this paper, a review of various manufacturing methods is presented and selected features are compared. Some examples requiring features on the micron-scale are presented.
KeywordsAdditive Manufacturing Inkjet Printing Selective Laser Sinter Fuse Deposition Modeling Spiny Dogfish
Fabricated samples data presented in the paper were obtained in collaboration with Prof. Brett P. Conner of Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. Authors also thank Samuel G. Martin and Prof. Blaine Lilly for many discussions.
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