This textbook covers in detail digitally-driven methods for adding materials together to form parts. A conceptual overview of additive manufacturing is given, beginning with the fundamentals so that readers can get up to speed quickly. Well-established and emerging applications such as rapid prototyping, micro-scale manufacturing, medical applications, aerospace manufacturing, rapid tooling and direct digital manufacturing are also discussed. This book provides a comprehensive overview of additive manufacturing technologies as well as relevant supporting technologies such as software systems, vacuum casting, investment casting, plating, infiltration and other systems.
Reflects recent developments and trends and adheres to the ASTM, SI and other standards;Includes chapters on topics that span the entire AM value chain, including process selection, software, post-processing, industrial drivers for AM, and more;Provides a broad range of technical questions to ensure comprehensive understanding of the concepts covered.