New book published on Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Materials, Processes, Tests, and Standards

August 14, 2020

Leila Ladani’s book on the ‘Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Materials, Processes, Tests, and Standards’ (Courtesy DEStech Publications, Inc.)

DEStech Publications, Inc., has published a new Additive Manufacturing resource, Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Materials, Processes, Tests, and Standards, by Leila Ladani, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University. 

This book serves as a technical introduction to metal Additive Manufacturing, with a focus on Powder Bed Fusion processes, providing the theory and industry-based practices to design, manufacture, and test metal components via AM. 

The book explains the workings and physical limitations of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) and Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technologies in the manufacturing of parts using a variety of metal powders. The physics of powder melting is described, as well as the effects of temperature variables on the properties of a part. 

The critical elements of how powder feedstock is chosen and formulated are explained. Processing methods are also described using original design and engineering parameters developed by the author. 

Further information is provided on current test methods available for metal parts produced by AM, as well as how to carry out quality control, monitor reliability and implement safety standards. A section is also dedicated to modelling for process design.

Intended as a resource for training and education in metal Additive Manufacturing, each chapter also includes a set of problems for students and practitioners.

The book can be purchased online as an ebook or ordered in its physical format via the DEStech Publications store.

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

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As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 176-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Innovation and differentiation: Precious metal Additive Manufacturing in the jewellery sector
  • Unrealised potential: The story and status of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • Freemelt AB: Open source technology to explore the potential of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • In pursuit of perfection: A case study on how Bugatti and APWORKS leverage the full potential of AM
  • Facing obstacles to profitability in metal AM: An Operational Excellence perspective
  • Mass-production using PBF-LB: How laser beam measurements can help pave the way
  • Link3D’s ‘Additive Manufacturing Maturity Model’: Developing an agile and resilient supply chain
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM): Binder Jetting Technology demystified
  • > More information

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