Innovative Processes and Materials in Additive Manufacturing

Innovative Processes and Materials in Additive Manufacturing

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  • Editors: Sunpreet Singh, Chander Prakash, Seeram Ramakrishna
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323857239
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323860116

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Innovative Processes and Materials in Additive Manufacturing explains game-changing interdisciplinary applications of recent research breakthroughs in additive manufacturing technology. The number of research publications addressing additive manufacturing has soared in recent years as a range of disciplines explore the possibilities that this technology can provide. This book acts as a bridge between this high-level research and the large number of academics and practitioners looking to additive manufacturing for innovative solutions, providing them with practical and approachable information. Applications in aerospace, automotive, medical, construction, and food industries are addressed, featuring technical details that will help successful implementation. This unique book also provides broad coverage of the theory behind this emerging technology, including material development, as well as the technical details required for readers to investigate the novel applications of the involved methods for themselves.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies from the aerospace, construction and medical industries
  • Features innovations in the integration of additive manufacturing processes with other manufacturing technologies
  • Identifies exciting routes for future research and application areas of additive manufacturing


Researchers and scientists interested in additive manufacturing

Table of Contents

  • Cover Image
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 On quality characteristics of additively manufactured polypropylene (PP)
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Materials and methods
  • 1.3 Result & discussion
  • 1.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Effect of post-heat treatment on the properties of additive manufacturing parts
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Methodology
  • 2.3 Literature review
  • 2.4 Heat treatments
  • 2.5 Residual stresses
  • 2.6 Conclusions and remarks
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Parametric design and stress analysis of 3D printed prosthetic finger
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Research background
  • 3.3 Research methods
  • 3.4 Finite element analysis
  • 3.5 Regression models of carbon fiber, nylon polyamide, and PLA materials used in 3D printer
  • 3.6 Conclusion
  • Declaration of conflicting interests
  • Funding
  • References
  • Chapter 4 3D printing with biomaterials: A prospective view for biomedical applications
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Overview of 3D printing technologies
  • 4.3 Material selection and its advantages
  • 4.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5 Hydrogels for additive manufacturing in scaffolding applications: A review
  • 5.1 Background
  • 5.2 Hydrogels in additive manufacturing
  • 5.3 Natural, synthetic, and hybrid hydrogels
  • 5.4 Stimulus responsive hydrogels
  • 5.5 Cross-linked hydrogels
  • 5.6 Conventional versus smart hydrogels
  • 5.7 Co-polymeric, homopolymeric, and interpenetrating hydrogels
  • 5.8 Cationic, anionic, and non-ionic hydrogels
  • 5.9 Processing methodology of innovative biological hydrogels for additive manufacturing of scaffolds
  • 5.10 Summary
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 6 From Drosophila material to functional structures: biomimetic through additive manufacturing technology
  • 6.1 Biomimetics in additive manufacturing
  • 6.2 Background
  • 6.3 Additive manufacturing of functional structures
  • 6.4 Functional biomaterials in additive manufacturing
  • 6.5 Insects in biomimetics
  • 6.6 Drosophila as a biomaterial in additive manufacturing
  • 6.7 Future aspects of Drosophila biomaterials for additive manufacturing
  • 6.8 Summary
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Three-dimensional printing against COVID-19: addressing supply shortages
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 3D printing: supplies medical gears against COVID-19
  • 7.3 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Improving the communication of 4D printing between engineers and designers
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Communicating 4D printing
  • 8.3 Using standardized symbols for 4D printing
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 9 Comparative analysis of concrete 3D printing and conventional construction technique for housing
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Factors affecting the cost of concrete 3D printing
  • 9.3 Review of literature
  • 9.4 Methods and materials
  • 9.5 Results and future scope
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Wire arc additive manufacturing: a comprehensive review on methodologies and processes to overcome challenges with metallic alloys
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Challenges associated with WAAM material processing
  • 10.3 Types of primary processes associated with WAAM
  • 10.4 Additional processes involved in WAAM
  • 10.5 Metals used in WAAM process
  • 10.6 Defects observed in WAAM processes
  • 10.7 Improving quality of WAAM process
  • 10.8 Scope of improvement and conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11 Insights of extrusion-based polymer additive manufacturing technology
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Types of additive manufacturing processes
  • 11.3 Fused deposition modeling process
  • 11.4 Components of FDM
  • 11.5 Applications of FDM
  • 11.6 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 12 Orthopaedic application of biomaterials: A study
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 History of orthopaedic application of biomaterials
  • 12.3 Bioceramic biomaterials
  • 12.4 Biomaterials with antibacterial and osteogenic properties
  • 12.5 Conclusion
  • 12.6 Future scope
  • References
  • Chapter 13 On 3D printing assisted fabrication of dental crowns for veterinary patients
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Material selection and crown design
  • 13.3 Manufacturing methods
  • 13.4 Case study for preparation of dental crown of veterinary patient
  • 13.5 Conclusions
  • 13.6 Scope for future work
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 14 4D printing for product development: state of the art and future scope
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Shape changes
  • 14.3 Shape transformations
  • 14.4 Applications
  • 14.5 Discussion
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: September 6, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323857239
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323860116

About the Editors

Sunpreet Singh

Sunpreet Singh
Sunpreet Singh, PhD is currently associated with National University of Singapore, Singapore as Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering department. He has gained enormous research expertise while working as Senior Research Fellow in government sponsored projects and published about 200 articles in reputed Journals, Conferences, and Book Chapters. One of his publications with Journal of Manufacturing Processes (Elsevier) is listed as the most downloaded paper from in the period of 2017 to 2019. He has also served as reviewer for many journals, within his interest area, of Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, ACS, and Inderscience. He has edited about 10 books, whereas many are current on-going on different subjects. Recent, he has authored one book on Additive Manufacturing for undergraduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical Engineering,National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE

Chander Prakash

Chander Prakash is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India. His area of research is biomaterials, rapid prototyping & 3-D printing, advanced manufacturing, modelling, simulation, and optimization. He has more than 11 years of teaching experience and 6 years research experience. He has contributed extensively to the world in the Titanium and Magnesium based implant academic literature.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India

Seeram Ramakrishna

Seeram Ramakrishna is the Director of the Center for Nanofibres and Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. He is regarded as the modern father of electrospinning. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is an editor of Elsevier journal Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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