Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 20-35
  3. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 36-58
  4. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 59-77
  5. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 78-119
  6. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 120-159
  7. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 160-186
  8. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 187-222
  9. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 223-252
  10. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 253-274
  11. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 275-298
  12. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 299-332
  13. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 333-356
  14. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 357-377
  15. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 378-399
  16. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 400-414
  17. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 415-435
  18. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 436-449
  19. Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker
    Pages 450-459
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 447-459

About this book

Introduction

Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Rapid Prototyping to Direct Digital Manufacturing deals with various aspects of joining materials to form parts. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an automated technique for direct conversion of 3D CAD data into physical objects using a variety of approaches. Manufacturers have been using these technologies in order to reduce development cycle times and get their products to the market quicker, more cost effectively, and with added value due to the incorporation of customizable features. Realizing the potential of AM applications, a large number of processes have been developed allowing the use of various materials ranging from plastics to metals for product development. Authors Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen and Brent Stucker explain these issues, as well as:

  • Providing a comprehensive overview of AM technologies plus descriptions of support technologies like software systems and post-processing approaches
  • Discussing the wide variety of new and emerging applications like micro-scale AM, medical applications, direct write electronics and Direct Digital Manufacturing of end-use components
  • Introducing systematic solutions for process selection and design for AM

Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Rapid Prototyping to Direct Digital Manufacturing is the perfect book for researchers, students, practicing engineers, entrepreneurs, and manufacturing industry professionals interested in additive manufacturing.

 

Keywords

3D 3D CAD 3D CAD data Computer-Aided Design (CAD) RP techniques coating technologies design development electronics layer-based fabrication layer-based manufacturing manufacturing manufacturing technology prototyping applications rapid prototyping

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Gibson
    • 1
  • David W. Rosen
    • 2
  • Brent Stucker
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Production EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1120-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1119-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1120-9
  • About this book