Additive Manufacturing: Concepts and Technologies

  • Pimal Khanpara
  • Sudeep TanwarEmail author
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Industry 4.0, the recent industrial uprising, encourages the inclusion of smart manufacturing systems and sophisticated IT. In this fresh motion, additive production (AM) is regarded an important component. An extensive analysis of AM techniques with both its contributions to Industry 4.0 is provided in this paper. The analysis focuses on three key elements of AM: latest progress on material science, operation growth, and design consideration enhancements. The paper’s primary goal is to identify and demonstrate its prospective applications of present information (and technological developments) on AM. Industry 4.0 is the modern move toward smart automation of technology. In this current time, the use of Additive Manufacturing’s modern abilities in the domain of IT integration plays a major role in the competitiveness of the industrial domain. This paper provides a fundamental understanding of Industry 4.0’s role of 3DP technology. As can be seen, there is no uncertainty that 3DP technology is going to contribute to the upcoming significant industrial era. Due to its multifaceted features, time and price savings, Additive Manufacturing performs a significant part in Industry 4.0, being critical to process effectiveness and decreasing entanglement, permitting quick prototyping and extremely decentralized manufacturing procedures. A large number of manufacturing sections are now embracing AM. Future intelligent plants communicate all procedures via the Internet of Things, integrating higher pliability and individualization of production procedures.


Additive manufacturing 3D printing Smart factory Industry 4.0 Smart materials Computational geometry Production process 


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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institute of TechnologyNirma UniversityAhmedabadIndia

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