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Engineering    2015, Vol. 1 Issue (1) : 85 -89
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Development Trends in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
Bingheng Lu(),Dichen Li,Xiaoyong Tian
Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology have been developing rapidly in the last 30 years, and indicate great potential for future development. The promising future of this technology makes its impact on traditional industry unpredictable. 3D printing will propel the revolution of fabrication modes forward, and bring in a new era for customized fabrication by realizing the five “any”s: use of almost any material to fabricate any part, in any quantity and any location, for any industrial field. Innovations in material, design, and fabrication processes will be inspired by the merging of 3D-printing technology and processes with traditional manufacturing processes. Finally, 3D printing will become as valuable for manufacturing industries as equivalent and subtractive manufacturing processes.

Keywords additive manufacturing      3D printing      fabrication modes      customized fabrication      innovative design     
Corresponding Authors: Bingheng Lu   
Just Accepted Date: 31 March 2015   Issue Date: 03 July 2015
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