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Polymer Additive Manufacturing: Confronting Complexity

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Author(s)

Anthony P. Kotula, Jonathan E. Seppala, Chad R. Snyder

Abstract

Since its development and commercialization in the 1980s, polymer additive manufacturing (AM) has become a disruptive technology. In this chapter we describe the ever-increasing demands for polymer AM in industry, academia, and government, as well as the limitations in quality control that limit further adoption of AM techniques. We also summarize the primary measurement needs and research opportunities for polymer AM in the areas of materials characterization, process modeling, in situ process monitoring, and performance.
Citation
Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing: Recent Developments
Publisher Info
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Keywords

polymers, additive manufacturing

Citation

Kotula, A. , Seppala, J. and Snyder, C. (2019), Polymer Additive Manufacturing: Confronting Complexity, Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing: Recent Developments, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, [online], https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2019-1315.ch001 (Accessed October 25, 2021)
Created June 19, 2019, Updated January 27, 2020