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3D printing continues to advance, and will increasingly facilitate low-run, customized, on-demand and material-efficient manufacturing. Already 3D printed metal and plastic parts are being fitted into products that range from jet engines to medical devices and personalized shoes. Next generation 3D printing processes are also being developed, while the convergence of 3D printing with other technologies presents significant opportunities for localization and more sustainable production methods.
Recognizing the potential, large traditional manufacturers -- including HP and Ricoh -- have begun to enter the 3D printing marketplace. The 3D printing industry is indeed in a state of radical transition as it evolves from selling niche rapid prototyping equipment, to supplying cutting-edge digital manufacturing systems
Building on the success of its two previous editions, this book provides an extensive overview of 3D printing technologies, coupled with a detailed analysis of the 3D printing industry, scores of case examples, and broader predictions for the future of additive manufacturing. Also included are a glossary of 172 3D printing terms, and an extensive 3D Printing Directory.
Preface: Beyond the Hype -- FREE PREFACE PDF
Chapter 1: The Revolution Continues
Chapter 2. 3D Printing Technologies
Chapter 3: The 3D Printing Industry
Chapter 4: Direct Digital Manufacturing
Chapter 5: Personal Fabrication
Chapter 6: Bioprinting
Chapter 7. 3D Printing in Context
Index -- only included in the hardcopy edition.
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