chapter  9
18 Pages

Industrial Implementation of Additive Manufacturing

WithEdward D. Herderick, Clark Patterson

ABSTRACT The rapid maturation of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies is accelerating a transition from the traditional design for manufacturing model to a new paradigm of manufacturing by design. In this new paradigm, industrial designers are fully enabled to design components based on functionality, rather than limits of assembly technologies. For the AM suite of technologies to realize their full potential, materials and process specialists must continue to innovate and provide tailored solutions for industrial end users. This chapter explores innovation space presented in three parts: rst, a brief analysis of AM technologies with respect to industrial needs; second, relevant industrial case studies demonstrating potential areas for implementation; and third, a view of where things are headed over the coming years.