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Global Engineering and Additive Manufacturing

WithAmit Bandyopadhyay, Thomas PL. Gualtieri, and Susmita Bose

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a technology that is rapidly developing and being integrated into manufacturing and our day-to-day lives. Many people have heard of its emergence into the commercial world, though it has been labeled by different names, such as three-dimensional (3D) printing, rapid prototyping (RP), layered manufacturing (LM), and solid freeform fabrication (SFF). Conceptually, AM is an approach where 3D designs

CONTENTS

1.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................1 1.2 History of AM ........................................................................................................................2