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Functionally graded additive manufacturing

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdditive Manufacturing with Functionalized Nanomaterials
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Publication statusPublished - 2021


Functionally graded additive manufacturing (FGAM) is a layer-by-layer manufacturing technique that allows material composition and organization to be achieved within a single volume to enable variational functionalities. Unlike traditional production methods, FGAM can produce freeform structures with customizable, site-specific properties at strategic locations. Advanced additive manufacturing processes make it possible to control the density and material deposition at different locations within a complex three-dimensional geometry. FGAM enables design freedom, personalized production, and enhanced weight-to-cost ratio with a single-step manufacturing process. This chapter provides an overview of FGAM processes, materials, and its prospective engineering applications.

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