From Additive Manufacturing to 3D/4D Printing 2

Current Techniques, Improvements and their Limitations
Author(s): Jean-Claude Andre
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2017
Product Number: EB00743010
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119437376
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
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Additive manufacturing, which was first invented in France and then applied in the United States, is now 33 years old and represents a market of around 5 billion euros per year, with annual growth of between 20 and 30%. Today, additive manufacturing is experiencing a great amount of innovation in its processes, software, engineering and materials used. Its strength as a process has more recently allowed for the exploration of new niches, ranging from applications at nanometer and decameter scales, to others in mechanics and health.   As a result, the limitations of the process have also begun to emerge, which include the quality of the tools, their cost of manufacture, the multi-material aspects, functionalities and surface conditions. Volume 2 of this series presents the current techniques, improvements and limits of additive manufacturing, providing an up-to-date review of this process.

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