3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Principles and Applications (with Companion Media Pack)
Fourth Edition of Rapid Prototyping

By (author):
Chee Kai Chua (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore),
Kah Fai Leong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

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About this book
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) has revolutionised how prototypes are made and small batch manufacturing carried out. With additive manufacturing, the strategies used to produce a part change a number of important considerations and limitations previously faced by tool designers and engineers.
This textbook is the fourth edition of Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications. It covers the key AM processes, the available models and specifications, and their principles, materials, advantages and disadvantages. Examples of application areas in design, planning, manufacturing, biomedical engineering, entertainment, weaponry, art and architecture are also given. The book includes several related problems for the reader to test his or her understanding of the topics. This edition comes with a companion media pack that presents animated illustrations of the working principles of today's key AM processes. ​ ​
Bioprinting: Principles and Applications
Principles and Applications
By (author):
Chee Kai Chua 
(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore),
Wai Yee Yeong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
About this book
At labs around the world, researchers have been experimenting with bioprinting, first just to see whether it was possible to push cells through a printhead without killing them (in most cases it is), and then trying to make cartilage, bone, skin, blood vessels, small bits of liver and other tissues. There are other ways to try to “engineer” tissue — one involves creating a scaffold out of plastics or other materials and adding cells to it. In theory, at least, a bioprinter has advantages in manipulating control of the placement of cells and other components to mimic natural structures.
But just as the claims made for 3-D printing technology sometimes exceed the reality, the field of bioprinting has seen its share of hype. The reality is that, although bioprinting researchers have made great strides, there are many formidable obstacles to overcome. Nobody who has any credibility claims they can print organs, or believes in their heart of hearts that that will happen in the next 20 years, but for operations like hip replacement, advance in Bio-printing has made customization of certain body parts possible.
This book will start from the concept of Tissue Engineering, covering various approaches in Scaffolds for tissue engineering, Bioprinting techniques and Materials for bioprinting, Cell processing, 3D cell culture techniques, Computational design and simulation, multi-disciplinary approaches in bioprinting and finally cover the applications of bioprinting.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing
By (author): 
Chua Chee Kai 
(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), 
Yeong Wai Yee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Tan Ming Jen(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Liu Erjia (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

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This inter-disciplinary publication provides together the state-of-the-art developmnets on all aspects related to the Additive Manufacturing. This book contains over 100 high quality research papers from more than 20 countries within Southeast Asia and beyond the region.
The conference has solicited and gathered scientific and technical research submisisons related to all aspects of major conference tracks. All the submitted papers in the proceeding have been peer reviewed by the reviewers drawn from the scientific and technical committee, external reviewers and editorial board depending on the subject matter of the paper. After the rigorous peer-review process, the submitted papers were selected on the basis of originality, significance, and clarity for the purpose of the conference. The selected papers and additional late-breaking contributions to be presented as lectures will make an exciting technical program.

Lasers in 3D Printing and Manufacturing

By (author):
Chua Chee Kai (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Murukeshan Vadakke Matham (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Kim Young-Jin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

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​​About this book

Additive Manufacturing (AM), popularly known as 3D printing, is playing an increasingly significant role in the manufacturing arena. AM has revolutionized how prototypes are to be made and small batch manufacturing should be carried out. Due to high flexibility and high efficiency of lasers, laser-assisted Manufacturing (LAM) and AM technologies are recently getting much attention over traditional methods.

This textbook is a timely information resource for undergraduates, postgradudates and researchers who are interested in this emerging technology. The book will cover the basics of lasers, optics and materials used for manufacturing and 3D printing. It will also include several case studies for readers to apply their understanding of the topics, provide sufficient theoretical background and insights to today's key laser-assisted AM processes and conclude with the future prospects of this exciting technology.

This is the first textbook tailored specifically for Lasers in 3D Printing and Manufacturing with detailed explanations. The book will focus on laser-assisted 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) from basic principles of lasers, optics and AM materials to advanced AM technologies, including in-depth discussion on critical aspects throughout the laser-assisted AM processes, such as optical system design, laser-material interaction and laser parameters' optimization.