Additive Manufacturing Current State Future Potential Gaps and Needs and Recommendations

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Additive Manufacturing: Current State, Future Potential, Gaps and Needs, and Recommendations

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,

Missouri University of Science and Technology,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),

Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OFMANUFACTURINGSCIENCE ANDENGINEERING. Manuscript received April 19, 2014; final manuscript received September 22, 2014; published online November 26, 2014. Assoc. Editor: David L. Bourell.

This material is declared a work of the US Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

137(1), 014001 (Feb 01, 2015) (10 pages)

Paper No: MANU-14-1231; doi: 10.1115/1.4028725

History: Received April 19, 2014; Revised September 22, 2014; Online November 26, 2014

Additive manufacturing (AM), the process of joining materials to make objects from three-dimensional (3D) model data, usually layer by layer, is distinctly a different form and has many advantages over traditional manufacturing processes. Commonly known as 3D printing, AM provides a cost-effective and time-efficient way to produce low-volume, customized products with complicated geometries and advanced material properties and functionality. As a result of the 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop on Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing Research and Education, this paper summarizes AMs current state, future potential, gaps and needs, as well as recommendations for technology and research, universityindustry collaboration and technology transfer, and education and training.

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