- Title: Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing
- Autor: Brent Stucker
- Publisher (Publication Date): Springer; 2nd ed. 2015 edition (November 27, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1493921126
- ISBN-13: | 978-1493921126
- File Format: EPUB, PDF
This book covers in detail the various aspects of joining materials to form parts. A conceptual overview of rapid prototyping and layered manufacturing is given, beginning with the fundamentals so that readers can get up to speed quickly. Unusual and emerging applications such as micro-scale manufacturing, medical applications, aerospace, and rapid manufacturing are also discussed. This book provides a comprehensive overview of rapid prototyping technologies as well as support technologies such as software systems, vacuum casting, investment casting, plating, infiltration and other systems.
This book also:
Reflects recent developments and trends and adheres to the ASTM, SI, and other standards
Includes chapters on automotive technology, aerospace technology and low-cost AM technologies
Provides a broad range of technical questions to ensure comprehensive understanding of the concepts covered
Comprehensive information on 3D printing, using various methods. Technical, but not impenetrable. Keep in mind that this information will age very quickly, given the quick evolution of 3D printing technologies, so some references to specific products and machines are already out-of-date. A worthy attempt to provide a snapshot of this technology at the time of publication. My hope is that the publisher and/or author can revise this book on an annual basis, so that it can remain current with the state of the art.