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Multiple material additive manufacturing – Part 1: a review

Multiple material additive manufacturing – Part 1: a review
Multiple material additive manufacturing – Part 1: a review
Interest in multifunctional structures made automatically from multiple materials poses a challenge for today’s additive manufacturing (AM) technologies; however the ability to process multiple materials is a fundamental advantage to some AM technologies. The capability to fabricate multiple material parts can improve AM technologies by either optimizing the mechanical properties of the parts or providing additional functions to the final parts. The objective of this paper is to give an overview on the current state of the art of multiple materials AM technologies and their practical applications. In this paper, multiple material AM processes have been classified and the principles of the key processes have been reviewed comprehensively. The advantages and disadvantages of each process, recent progress, challenging technological obstacles, the possible strategies to overcome these barriers, and future trends are also discussed.
1745-2759
19-50
Vaezi, Mohammad
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Chianrabutra, Srisit
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Mellor, Brian
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Yang, Shoufeng
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Vaezi, Mohammad
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Chianrabutra, Srisit
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Mellor, Brian
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Yang, Shoufeng
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Vaezi, Mohammad, Chianrabutra, Srisit, Mellor, Brian and Yang, Shoufeng (2013) Multiple material additive manufacturing – Part 1: a review. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 8 (1), 19-50.

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Interest in multifunctional structures made automatically from multiple materials poses a challenge for today’s additive manufacturing (AM) technologies; however the ability to process multiple materials is a fundamental advantage to some AM technologies. The capability to fabricate multiple material parts can improve AM technologies by either optimizing the mechanical properties of the parts or providing additional functions to the final parts. The objective of this paper is to give an overview on the current state of the art of multiple materials AM technologies and their practical applications. In this paper, multiple material AM processes have been classified and the principles of the key processes have been reviewed comprehensively. The advantages and disadvantages of each process, recent progress, challenging technological obstacles, the possible strategies to overcome these barriers, and future trends are also discussed.

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Published date: 2013
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 349065
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/349065
ISSN: 1745-2759
PURE UUID: 4dbde133-a197-4ec1-8525-fa60a3c5cb57
ORCID for Shoufeng Yang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3888-3211

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Date deposited: 22 Feb 2013 10:14
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:41

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Author: Mohammad Vaezi
Author: Srisit Chianrabutra
Author: Brian Mellor
Author: Shoufeng Yang ORCID iD

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