Medical Applications for Additive Manufacture

  • Ian Gibson
  • David W. Rosen
  • Brent Stucker


Additive Manufacturing is coming into its third decade of commercial technological development. During that period, we have experienced a number of significant changes that has led to improvements in accuracy, better mechanical properties, a broader range of applications and reductions in costs of machines and the parts made by them. Also in previous chapters, we have seen that AM technologies can vary according to the following non-exclusive list of parameters:


Medical Application Additive Manufacture Medical Model Medical Industry Computerize Tomography Technology 
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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

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