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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Pioneers in Additive Manufacturing
Presentation Title A History of Additive Manufacturing
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Abstract Scope The era of modern Additive Manufacturing (AM) is proposed to have begun in 1987 when the first fully functional AM commercial machine appeared, the SLA-1 from 3D Systems. The author proposes two "periods" of AM development preceding this remarkable achievement. First is a precursor period from about 1950-1984, characterized by invention of fully functional AM machines that were not commercialized due to the inability of large numbers of the populace to operate desktop computers. The second period, dating back almost 150 years, is AM "Prehistory", where additive techniques were used for part manufacture without a computer. The modern era of AM from 1987 will be summarized as well to introduce the symposium on "Pioneers in Additive Manufacturing".
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume


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Process Fundamentals for Selective Laser Melting: Power Ratio, Melting, Porosity, and Build Properties

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