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From Additive Manufacturing to 3D/4D Printing 2: Current Techniques, Improvements and their Limitations, Volume 2

From Additive Manufacturing to 3D/4D Printing 2: Current Techniques, Improvements and their Limitations, Volume 2

Jean-Claude André

ISBN: 978-1-786-30120-8

Nov 2017, Wiley-ISTE

350 pages

In Stock

$120.00

Description

With a market of some € 5-15 billion / year, an increase of more than 25% / year, additive manufacturing has industrial niche carriers thanks to more optimized processes and materials. New niches are created on the application of additive techniques in areas such as mechanics, jewelery, food, clothing, medicine, etc. The purpose of the book would seek a "historical" description of additive manufacturing by showing the links between creativity, science, technology, industrial initial demand and openings on other fields ... From these relations come 7 major modes of additive manufacturing which will underpin the "demonstration”.
Introduction
The original idea: the laser stereolithography – interdisciplinary openings and difficulties with creativity.
The emergence of alternative technologies
-The maturation period and the beginnings of industrial applications
-A return to the R and R&D to see today the 7 basics of additive fabrication (that will be descibed)
-Conceptual stabilisation and incremental improvements
The application areas: from industrial production to entertainement and their impacts on society (towards a new industrial revolution?)
-Technology leaders and the national positioning