Laser Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Design, Technologies, and Applications provides the latest information on this highly efficient method of layer-based manufacturing using metals, plastics, or composite materials. The technology is particularly suitable for the production of complex components with high precision for a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, and medical engineering.
This book provides a comprehensive review of the technology and its range of applications. Part One looks at materials suitable for laser AM processes, with Part Two discussing design strategies for AM. Parts Three and Four review the most widely-used AM technique, powder bed fusion (PBF) and discuss other AM techniques, such as directed energy deposition, sheet lamination, jetting techniques, extrusion techniques, and vat photopolymerization. The final section explores the range of applications of laser AM.
- Provides a comprehensive one-volume overview of advances in laser additive manufacturing
- Presents detailed coverage of the latest techniques used for laser additive manufacturing
- Reviews both established and emerging areas of application
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Part One. Processes, technology and materials 1. Laser-aided direct metal deposition of metals and alloys 2. Powder bed fusion processes: An overview 3. Hybrid laser manufacturing 4. Surface roughness optimisation for selective laser melting (SLM): Accommodating relevant and irrelevant surfaces 5. Mechanical properties of Ti6Al4V and AlSi12Mg lattice structures manufactured by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) 6. Laser additive manufacturing of ceramic components: Materials, processes, and mechanisms 7. Powder bed fusion of polymers 8. Polymer nanocomposites for laser additive manufacturing 9. Laser additive manufacturing using nanofabrication by integrated two-photon polymerization and multiphoton ablation
Part Two. Design strategies and life cycle costs 10. Design for laser additive manufacturing 11. Modelling of laser additive manufactured product lifecycle costs
Part Three. Applications 12. Laser additive manufacturing of embedded electronics 13. Aerospace applications of laser additive manufacturing 14. Laser sintering of ceramic materials for aeronautical and astronautical applications 15. Laser additive manufacturing of customized prosthetics and implants for biomedical applications 16. Laser additive printing of cells 17. Additive manufacture of tools and dies for metal forming
Milan Brandt is Professor of Advanced Manufacturing in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University, Australia. With 25 years' experience, Professor Brandt is one of the world's leading experts on laser additive manufacturing. He has published widely on laser manufacturing, served as a board member of the Laser Institute of America on several occasions as well as on the advisory boards of major international conferences such as the annual International Congress on the Application of Lasers and Opto-Electronics (ICALEO).