With the rapid advancement of technology in the manufacturing arena, 3D printing is fast becoming a norm.
World Scientific's latest book on Lasers in 3D Printing and Manufacturing is also set to fill the demand between industry needs and training of engineers to operate in the 3D printing environment. Additive Manufacturing (AM), popularly known as 3D printing, is playing an increasingly significant role in the manufacturing arena. AM has revolutionized how prototypes are to be made and small batch manufacturing should be carried out. Due to high flexibility and high efficiency of lasers, laser-assisted Manufacturing (LAM) and AM technologies are recently getting much attention over traditional methods.
This book will cover the basics of lasers, optics and materials used for manufacturing and 3D printing. It will also include several case studies for readers to apply their understanding of the topics, provide sufficient theoretical background and insights to today's key laser-assisted AM processes and conclude with the future prospects of this exciting technology.
The first book tailored specifically for Lasers in 3D Printing and Manufacturing with detailed explanations, it will work well in the training of students with a specific focus on laser-assisted 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) from basic principles of lasers, optics and AM materials to advanced AM technologies, including in-depth discussion on critical aspects throughout the laser-assisted AM processes, such as optical system design, laser-material interaction and laser parameters' optimization.
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