INAE e-Newsletter- Vol X, Issue 4, July 1, 2019
From the Editor’s Desk
In the recent past the manufacturing of the industrial products has undergone revolutionary changes due to the emergence of additive manufacturing (AM). AM is also being referred as 3D printing or digital manufacturing. Irrespective of the terminology used, AM is generally considered as the process of building parts by joining material layer by layer by employing computer-aided- design software or 3D object scanners. The CAD software directs hardware to deposit material layer by layer and creates the objects in the desired geometric shapes. This process is quite different from the traditional ways of creating an object where the excess material has to be removed by employing the fabrication processes such as machining, milling, carving and several other shaping methods. In general, AM creates a path to generate complex designs and produce objects which are of light weight but strong in nature.
Prof. K. Bhanu Sankara Rao Chief Editor of Publications