Digital Manufacturing

Digital Manufacturing

The Industrialization of "Art to Part" 3D Additive Printing

1st Edition - July 6, 2022

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  • Editors: Chandrakant Patel, Chun-Hsien Chen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323950633
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323950626

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Digital Manufacturing: The Industrialization of "Art to Part" 3D Additive Printing explains everything needed to understand how recent advances in materials science, manufacturing engineering and digital design have integrated to create exciting new capabilities. Sections discuss relevant fundamentals in mechanical engineering and materials science and complex and practical topics in additive manufacturing, such as part manufacturing, all in the context of the modern digital design environment. Being successful in today’s "art to part" cyber-physical manufacturing age requires a strong grounding in science and engineering fundamentals as well as knowledge of the latest techniques, all of which readers will find here. Every chapter is developed by leading specialists and based on first-hand experiences, capturing the essential knowledge readers need to solve problems related to digital manufacturing.

Key Features

  • Helps produce the "T-shaped" engineers needed in today’s digital manufacturing age by providing carefully selected foundational information from a range of disciplines
  • Covers every step in the additive manufacturing process, from product design through  inspection
  • Addresses business models and socioeconomic trends related to cyber physical manufacturing, along with technical aspects


Manufacturing, electrical, and design engineers, researchers and students, with an interest in digital manufacturing

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. A historical perspective on industrial production and outlook
  • Abstract
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Preindustrialization
  • 1.3 First Industrial Revolution
  • 1.4 Second Industrial Revolution
  • 1.5 Third Industrial Revolution
  • 1.6 Forth Industrial Revolution
  • 1.7 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Digital product design and engineering analysis techniques
  • Abstract
  • Abbreviations
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Product design process
  • 2.3 3D digital form creation
  • 2.4 Intent-based systemic design
  • 2.5 Engineering analysis
  • 2.6 Current challenges and future work
  • 2.7 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Design methodologies for conventional and additive manufacturing
  • Abstract
  • List of abbreviations
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Design methodologies for conventional manufacturing
  • 3.3 A paradigm shift
  • 3.4 Design methodologies for additive manufacturing
  • 3.5 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Additive manufacturing for digital transformation
  • Abstract
  • List of abbreviation
  • 4.1 Introduction to additive manufacturing
  • 4.2 Additive manufacturing process chain
  • 4.3 Additive manufacturing technologies and processes
  • 4.4 Case studies of additive manufacturing during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 4.5 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Simulation and optimization for additive manufacturing
  • Abstract
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 A review of models employing in additive manufacturing simulations
  • 5.3 Topology optimization
  • 5.4 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Polymer materials for additive manufacturing
  • Abstract
  • List of abbreviation
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Thermosets
  • 6.3 Thermoplastics
  • 6.4 Printability in 3D printing
  • 6.5 Characteristics of 3D printed parts
  • 6.6 Summary
  • 6.7 Further recommendation
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Metal additive manufacturing
  • Abstract
  • Abbreviations
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Classification of metal additive manufacturing technology
  • 7.3 Preparation and characterization techniques for metal additive manufacturing feedstock
  • 7.4 Mechanical properties standard testing for metallic additive manufacturing components
  • 7.5 Defects in metallic additive manufacturing components
  • 7.6 Postprocessing
  • 7.7 Applications
  • 7.8 Conclusion and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 8. The emerging frontiers in materials for functional three-dimensional printing
  • Abstract
  • List of abbreviations
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Composites materials for aerospace industry
  • 8.3 Biomaterials for bioprinting
  • 8.4 Ceramics for biomedical implants
  • 8.5 Conductive materials for electronic printing
  • 8.6 Summary and moving forward
  • References
  • Chapter 9. Three-dimensional (3D) printing for building and construction
  • Abstract
  • List of abbreviations
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Current concrete printing technologies
  • 9.3 Fresh and harden properties of three-dimensional printable concrete
  • 9.4 Three-dimensional concrete printed applications and case study
  • 9.5 Sustainable raw materials in concrete printing
  • 9.6 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 10. Process monitoring and inspection
  • Abstract
  • Abbreviations
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Signals, sensors, and techniques for process monitoring
  • 10.3 Applications in additive manufacturing processes
  • 10.4 Quality and feedback control
  • 10.5 Standards and toolkits
  • 10.6 Insights and future outlook
  • 10.7 Summary
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 482
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 6, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323950633
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323950626

About the Editors

Chandrakant Patel

Chandrakant D. Patel, is Chief Engineer and Senior Fellow, at HP Inc., United States. He is a pioneer in thermal and energy management in data centers, and in applications of the information technology to drive available energy management at city scales. He currently leads the HP Global Technical Community, and he also leads the strategic selection of technologies in light of the social, economic and ecological megatrends that are shaping our future. His current technical interests are focused on leveraging his multi-disciplinary past work to develop the 21st century cyber physical systems such as HP’s 3D Print Engines. Chandrakant is an ASME and an IEEE Fellow, holds 153 patents, and has published more than 150 technical papers.In 2014, Chandrakant was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Engineer and Senior Fellow, HP Inc., USA

Chun-Hsien Chen

Chun-Hsien Chen is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is also Director of the Design Stream, and Deputy Director of MSc in Smart Product Design Program. He has several years of product design & development experience in industry. His teaching and research interests are in collaborative/human-centric/ consumer-oriented product design and development, knowledge engineering, design sciences, engineering informatics and artificial intelligence in product/engineering design. He has more than 220 publications in these areas

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor (tenured), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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