Fundamentals of 3D Printing for Metals

Fundamentals of 3D Printing for Metals

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Swee Sing, Wai Yeong
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855433

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Fundamentals of 3D Printing for Metals examines state-of-the-art and new challenges in the development of 3D printing for metals across a wide range of potential applications. Recent developments in the field of 3D printing for metals are explained in detail. The influence of preparation techniques on feedstocks and the effect of various processes and processing parameters on various metals are also comprehensively discussed. The book summarizes many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of metal 3D printing for a wide range of potential applications in major industries such as the biomedical, aerospace and automotive sectors.In addition, important characterization techniques are discussed and compared, assisting scientists in their selection of the most appropriate technique for specific applications.

Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to additive manufacturing, with a specific focus on metals
  • Includes characterization techniques for 3D printed metals
  • Discusses feedstock preparation techniques and their impact on producing quality printed parts


Material Scientists, Metallurgist, research scholars and graduate and post-graduate students in the areas of advanced manufacturing, AM and mechanical engineering. Biomedical and Aerospace Industrialists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
    2. 3D Printing Processes for Metals
    3. Feedstock Preparation and Characterisation
    4. Introduction to Metallurgy
    5. Characterisation Techniques for Metals
    6. Aluminum, its Alloys and Composites
    7. Steels and its Composites
    8. Titanium, its Alloys and Composites
    9. Other Metals, Alloys and Metal Matrix Composites
    10. Non-Destructive Testing for Metals
    11. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Metal 3D Printing
    12. Applications of 3D printed Metals and Future Trends

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855433

About the Authors

Swee Sing

Dr Swee Leong Sing is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interest is in additive manufacturing for biomedical applications, focusing on materials creation and development, qualification and certification of additive manufactured medical devices. His doctoral thesis focuses on laser-based powder bed fusion processing of a novel titanium alloy for medical applications. The doctoral thesis and related research is awarded the Best PhD Thesis Award in 2017 by the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In 2017, the same thesis is also awarded the Springer Theses Award. He has co-authored 39 peer reviewed articles in the field of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. As of Jan/Feb 2020, six of these articles are highly cited papers that received enough citations to place them in the top 1% of their academic field, based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year. He is also the co-inventor for two patents on the powder bed fusion process.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore

Wai Yeong

Associate Professor Wai Yee Yeong is currently serving as the Associate Chair (Students) at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. Con-currently, she is also the Program Director for Aerospace & Defence at the Singapore Centre in 3D Printing (SC3DP), Deputy Director (Technical) at HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Laboratory and Co-Director of the NTU Institute for Health Technologies. Her research interests are on 3D printing and bioprinting. She has authored 2 textbooks, 7 book chapters, with more than 3100 citations. She has filed multiple patents and know-hows. Her work has been featured on media such as CNA, the Straits Times and other media channels. On the scholarly front, she is the associate editor for the journals Virtual and Physical Prototyping, and the International Journal of Bioprinting.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Students), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West, Singapore

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