Additive Manufacturing for Mass Customization

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


Additive manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive manufacturing technology that requires no tooling for production. AM requires three dimensional computer aided design (3DCAD) data in order to additively build parts from numerous materials, including polymers, metals and ceramics. Within this chapter the advantages realized by taking an AM approach are considered as well as their application in mass customization MC). Particular emphasis is given to the use of AM in the production of customer generated data from a number of sources including massively multiplayer online role-play games (MMORPG).


Supply Chain Computer Game Additive Manufacturing Fuse Deposition Modeling Game Character 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Econolyst Ltd.WirksworthUK
  2. 2.Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Additive Manufacturing Research GroupLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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