Zhou, Wenchao Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Last reviewed:April 2018
- State of the art
- Additive manufacturing
- CAD modeling
- The 3D printer
- The software system
- The electronic system
- The motion system
- The printhead system
- The 3D printing industry
- Machine suppliers
- Content providers
- Software providers
- The marketplace
- The open-source community
- Product design
- Business model
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A process of making physical objects directly from digital models, usually layer by layer; also known as additive manufacturing (AM). 3D printing has been hailed by many as the technology that will revolutionize how we live. As information technology significantly enhances our freedom in the digital world, 3D printing is bringing this freedom from behind the screen to the physical world by blurring the boundary between information and physical products (Fig. 1).
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