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3-D Printing / Timothy, Claypole

Printing on Polymers, Pages: 293 - 306

Swansea University Author: Timothy, Claypole

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DOI (Published version): 10.1016/B978-0-323-37468-2.00018-X

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3-D printing is the process by which a 3-D digital design is converted into a component by depositing material using additive processing. As a process, components are made layer by layer from a range of materials that are available in liquid resin, filament, and fine powder form. As a result, a rang...

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Published in: Printing on Polymers
ISBN: 978-0-323-37468-2
Published: Elsevier 2015
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa25657
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Abstract: 3-D printing is the process by which a 3-D digital design is converted into a component by depositing material using additive processing. As a process, components are made layer by layer from a range of materials that are available in liquid resin, filament, and fine powder form. As a result, a range of different metals, plastics, and composite materials can be used to make 3-D printable objects. 3-D printing is a rapidly evolving technology consisting of many different methods for the fabrication of a new generation of advanced components and structures. The most important aspect of this technology is that due to its additive nature it is a sustainable, scalable, and a viable future manufacturing method. Currently, research focuses on making complex components from a range of innovative and functional materials. These are being used to make new machines and functioning devices.
Keywords: 3-D printing; 3-D printing processes; Additive manufacturing
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 293
End Page: 306