Additive manufacturing: rapid prototyping comes of age

Ian Campbell, David Bourell, Ian Gibson

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a personalised view by the Editors of the Rapid Prototyping Journal. It collects their years of experience in a series of observations and experiences that can be considered as a snapshot of where this technology is today. Development of these technologies has progressed according to application, materials and how the designers have applied their creativity to such a unique manufacturing tool. The paper predicts how the future of additive manufacturing will look from the perspective of three key elements: applications, materials and design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalRapid prototyping journal
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Rapid prototypes

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