Mechanics-driven approaches to manufacturing—A perspective

Baoxing Xu, John A. Rogers

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Mechanics, as a discipline, plays a well-established, foundational role in manufacturing, where the traditional emphasis is on analysis for optimization of materials choices or process selections. This perspective presents an alternative view in which insights from mechanics are essential to fundamentally new approaches in manufacturing, referred to here as extreme manufacturing. Selected highlights provide examples of the exciting opportunities and challenges associated with this emerging field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalExtreme Mechanics Letters
StatePublished - 2016


  • Extreme manufacturing
  • Mechanics
  • Perspective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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