Editors: Jeyaprakash Natarajan, Muralimohan Cheepu, Che-Hua Yang

Advances in Additive Manufacturing Processes

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ISBN: 978-981-5036-34-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5036-33-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898150363361210101


Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is the construction of an object using CAD models. The technology for additive manufacturing s gaining traction in recent times due to its accessibility for both personal and industrial use, as well as its usefulness in quick prototyping (either of a whole object or its components) and meeting the needs of small commercial workloads.

Advances in Additive Manufacturing Processes informs readers about the breadth of 3D printing processes. Chapters cover the basic knowledge of additive techniques and their industrial applications with relevant examples. The improvements in each method and their recent technical achievements with practical experimental data are highlighted. The book presents eight types of 3D printing processes, covering a diverse range of technologies which represent the industry. The contents also cover selected topics of relevance to additive manufacturing which include the formation of defects and factors that affect the mechanical properties of the additively manufactured components. Chapters also provide recent guidelines for adapting additive manufacturing processes to increase productivity and reduce manufacturing cost.

Advances in Additive Manufacturing Processes is a handy reference for scholars and professionals involved in manufacturing industries and process engineering as well as hobbyists who are interested in the current state-of-the-art in 3D printing.


It is well-known that the technology is rapidly moving towards 3D printing to ease the manufacturing processes and produce the parts with high quality and high production rate. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is being utilized everywhere in the manufacturing process of parts in order to avoid any difficulties. It is expected that the additive manufacturing processes can bring about another industrial revolution. 3D printing methods mark a revolution in various manufacturing methods that produce large-scale individual parts and involve mixed series production of multiple components.

This book, “Advances in Additive Manufacturing Processes,” provides insights into various 3D printing/additive manufacturing processes and the basic knowledge of the techniques and their applications with relevant examples. The improvements and advancements of each method and their achievements with the practical experimental data have been discussed.

Moreover, the recent developments, defects, and challenges are the key topics to explore in the current book. It is advantageous to acquire near-net shapes of complicated parts using additive manufacturing with the desired mechanical properties. It is well known that the additive manufacturing parts' fatigue properties are minimal compared to machining parts. The formation of defects, porosity and the non-fused region affect the mechanical properties of the additively manufactured components, and hence it is essential to diminish such hostile effects. The book is very useful for the current manufacturing industries. It provides recent updates and guidelines for the additive manufacturing processes to be adopted in order to increase productivity and reduce the manufacturing cost.

In this book, eight kinds of 3D printing/additive manufacturing processes are provided, which are the manufacturing industry's significant processes. A detailed description of the processes and their improvements according to the practical applications in current manufacturing industries is given precisely.

N. Jeyaprakash and Che-Hua Yang
Additive Manufacturing Center for Mass Customization Production
Graduate Institute of Manufacturing Technology
National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei
Muralimohan Cheepu
Super-TIG Welding Co., Ltd.,
Busan, Republic of Korea