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Springer Handbook of Additive Manufacturing

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  • Compiles articles that build a core fundamental knowledge of Additive Manufacturing
  • Each chapter is supplemented with clear industry case-study examples
  • Plenty of reference images and photographs which allow easy retrieval of essential information

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About this book

This Handbook is the ultimate definitive guide that covers key fundamentals and advanced applications for Additive Manufacturing. The Handbook has been structured into seven sections, comprising of a thorough Introduction to Additive Manufacturing; Design and Data; Processes; Materials; Post-processing, Testing and Inspection; Education and Training; and Applications and Case Study Examples. The general principles and functional relationships are described in each chapter and supplemented with industry use cases. The aim of this book is to help designers, engineers and manufacturers understand the state-of-the-art developments in the field of Additive Manufacturing. Although this book is primarily aimed at students and educators, it will appeal to researchers and industrial professionals working with technology users, machine or component manufacturers to help them make better decisions in the implementation of Additive Manufacturing and its applications.


Table of contents (58 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Design and Data

Editors and Affiliations

  • College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK

    Eujin Pei

  • Lab. for Digital Sciences of Nantes, École Centrale de Nantes, NANTES CEDEX 3, France

    Alain Bernard

  • CMST, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

    Dongdong Gu

  • Karlsruhe Institut of Technology KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Christoph Klahn

  • Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

    Mario Monzón

  • University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

    Maren Petersen

  • Materials Science & Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

    Tao Sun

About the editors

Dr Eujin Pei is a Reader in Additive Manufacturing at Brunel University London in the United Kingdom. He is the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, and Director for the BSc Product Design Engineering programme. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). His research focuses on Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4D Printing and Sustainable Manufacturing. 

Emeritus Professor Alain Bernard, graduated in 1982, with a PhD achieved in 1989. He worked as Associate-Professor from 1990 to 1996 at Centrale Paris. From 1996 to 2001, he was appointed as a Full Professor in CRAN, Nancy I, and led the “Integrated Design and Manufacturing” team. Since 2001, he worked as a Full Professor at Centrale Nantes and was Dean for Research from 2007 to 2012. He was a Researcher at LS2N Laboratory (UMR CNRS 6004), and former head of the “Systems Engineering –Products-Processes-Performances” team. Prof. Bernard’s research topics include Knowledge Management (KM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), information system modelling, enterprise modelling, systems performance assessment, virtual engineering and additive manufacturing. 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mario Monzón is a Doctor in Industrial Engineering and Full Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). He is the Director of the research group for Integrated and Advanced Manufacturing, which the main research fields cover polymer processing, Additive Manufacturing (AM), rapid tooling, natural fiber composites, biomaterials for Additive Manufacturing and bio-fabrication. He is a member of ISO TC261 and CEN TC438 committees the for standardization of AM technologies, representing Spain. 

Dr. Tao Sun is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of University of Virginia (UVA). Sun received PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. Co-advised by Prof. Vinayak Dravid at Northwestern and Dr. Jin Wang at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Sun’ doctoral research focused on fabrication of nanostructured oxides using sol-gel based approaches, and characterization of these structures using advanced synchrotron x-ray techniques. 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Klahn is Full Professor for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Process Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. He was the Head of Design for New Technologies at inspire AG, closely related to ETH Zürich, until 2021. His current research explores the opportunities of Additive Manufacturing in process engineering, as well as the implications of AM techniques on the development process of devices. In his interdisciplinary team, he explores the topics of design for AM, value creation and value identification, and the improvement of devices for process engineering by AM. He modifies AM processes and process chains to create novel material properties for functional integration and improved production processes. 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maren Petersen is a Full Professor at the University of Bremen and a member of the Institute of Technology and Education (ITB) Executive Board. After graduating in Chemical Engineering, she focused on laser materials processing and Additive Manufacturing as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Laser and System Technologies (iLAS) at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). Her doctoral research dealt with the Additive Manufacturing of metal-ceramic composites using laser beams and developed for quantifying new material systems for Additive Manufacturing with reduced effort. 

Prof. Dr. Dongdong Gu is a Full Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) and the Director of Jiangsu Provincial Engineering Laboratory for Laser Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Metallic Components.He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany from 2009 to 2011. His principal research interest is laser-based Additive Manufacturing of high-performance/multi-functional metallic components. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Springer Handbook of Additive Manufacturing

  • Editors: Eujin Pei, Alain Bernard, Dongdong Gu, Christoph Klahn, Mario Monzón, Maren Petersen, Tao Sun

  • Series Title: Springer Handbooks

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-20751-8Published: 25 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-20752-5Published: 24 October 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2522-8692

  • Series E-ISSN: 2522-8706

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 1004

  • Number of Illustrations: 150 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Engineering Design, Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes

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