We present an overview on additive manufacturing (AM), also called three-dimensional printing, with a focus on polymers. First, we introduce the AM concept. Next, we outline several AM processes, including their advantages and limitations, and list common polymers that are used in commercial printers. Then, we state various AM applications and present two examples. We conclude with a global view of the AM field, its challenges, and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-283
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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