Hybrid Additive Manufacturing: Techniques, Applications and Benefits explains the fundamentals of hybrid AM, definitions, classifications, and principles, as well as key techniques of hybrid AM, its applications, design guidelines, and benefits, with emphasis on key aspects of the system integration process.
The core of this subject is in describing how to overcome inherent processing limitations of layer-by-layer AM through the integration of secondary post-processing such as machining or heat treatment. As a result hybrid AM plays a critical role in accelerating the adoption of AM in established design and manufacturing activities. The applications of hybrid AM in both metals and polymers are discussed in this book, as are geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing, material property enhancement, non-traditional surface finishing, in-situ sequential hybrid processing, and integrated process planning.
This book will serve not only as an introduction to hybrid AM but also as a handbook for researchers and engineers in mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, electronics, and materials science, thanks to its interdisciplinary approach and detailed case studies.
- Explains how hybrid manufacturing processes can be used to achieve enhanced material properties and functionality
- Describes the significance of hybrid additive manufacturing to different parts of the process chain
- Uses case studies to show how innovative companies are using this technology, how they have overcome challenges they encountered, and the benefits they have experienced
2. System Integration in Hybrid
3. Achieving GD&T through Hybrid
4. Surface Improvements through Hybrid
5. Material Property Enhancement through Hybrid
6. Challenges and Opportunities in in-situ Hybrid
7. Enhancing Functionality in Hybrid
8. In-direct Hybrid
AM Supply Chain
Guha Manogharan is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. He heads the SHAPE Lab (Systems for Hybrid-Additive Process Engineering) and has extensive experience in both additive and hybrid manufacturing. His research interests include: design for additive-hybrid manufacturing, material development, system integration and multi-disciplinary application of additive-hybrid manufacturing. He has published over 20 papers in refereed journals and 1 book chapter. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from SASTRA University, India in 2007, and and his MS and PhD degrees in industrial and systems engineering from North Carolina State University, U.S. in 2009 and 2014 respectively. He served as the lead investigator of NIST-funded technological road-map development which was a major motivation for this book: CAM-IT, Consortium for Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing - Integrating Technologies. He serves in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers standards committee - B46 Classification and Designation of Surface Qualities and the Direct Digital Manufacturing technical group of Society of Manufacturing Engineers