Wednesday, April 20, 2016

3D Printing Books Information

3D Printing with Biomaterials: Towards a Sustainable and
A.J.M. van Wijk, ‎I. van Wijk - 2015 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
It notifies me that a new door panel from bio-plastic, reinforced with natural fibers, was printed overnight and replaced by the ... 3D printing – or Additive Manufacturing – is a group of manufacturing techniques defined as the process of joining ...

Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing
Cameron Coward - 2015 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Are you free to use whatever software you like, or are you stuck with a particular program made by the manufacturer? Depending on your needs and expectations, those could be major factors in your decision on which 3D printer to purchase.

An Introduction to 3D Printing:
Victoria Zukas, ‎Jonas A Zukas - 2015 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
This book is aimed at an audience consisting of two kinds of readers.

3D Printing with Delta Printers
Charles Bell - 2015 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
The book also covers tips for building your own delta printer as well as examples of common enhancements. This book will enable you to build, configure, and enhance your delta printer.

Make: 3D Printing Projects: Toys, Bots, Tools, and ...
Brook Drumm, ‎James Floyd Kelly, ‎Rick Winscot - 2015 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Written by the founder of Printrbot, his staff, and veteran DIY authors, this book of projects exemplifies the broad range of highly personalized, limit-pushing project possibilities of 3D printing when combined with affordable electronic ...

A Focus on SLM and SLS Methods in 3D Printing
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Emerald Group Publishing, 06-Nov-2015 - Business & Economics - 216 pages

A Focus on SLM and SLS Methods in 3D Printing is an indispensable collection of articles for anyone involved in additive manufacturing - from academics and researchers through to engineers and managers within the manufacturing industry. The collection features examples of innovative research involving selective laser melting and selective laser sintering techniques applied across a range of contexts.

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing
Hod Lipson, ‎Melba Kurman - 2013 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions

Beginning Google Sketchup for 3D Printing
Sandeep Singh - 2010 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
What you’ll learn 3D design for beginners Using Sketchup Using the online 3D printing pipeline Animating Sketchup 3D models Becoming familiar with rapid prototyping technology Navigating new 3D and personal fabrication technologies ...

Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer
James Floyd Kelly, ‎Patrick Hood-Daniel - 2011 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of creating small parts and objects from plastic Provides example projects to get you started on the road to designing and fabricating your own parts Provides an excellent ...

3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution
Christopher Barnatt - 2013 - ‎No preview
The book is written for a wide audience, including 3D printing enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, designers, investors, students, and indeed anybody who wants to be more informed about the next round of radical technological change.

Mastering 3D Printing
Joan Horvath - 2014 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Mastering 3D Printing shows you how to get the most out of your printer, including how to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and integrate 3D printing with traditional prototyping to make techniques like sand ...

3D Printing For Dummies
Kalani Kirk Hausman, ‎Richard Horne - 2014 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Bring your designs to life with this For Dummies guide Straight from science fiction to your living room! 3D printing is here, and this friendly guide cuts through the technical jargon to show you how 3D printing works, what it can (and can ...

Practical 3D Printers: The Science and Art of 3D Printing
Brian Evans - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
What you’ll learn The various types of 3D printers, what they have in common, and what sets each one apart The printer toolchain, including controllers and printer interfaces The art of calibrating your printer How to find and create 3D ...

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
Chris Anderson - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Chris Anderson, bestselling author of The Long Tail, explains how this is happening: how such technologies as 3D printing and electronics assembly are becoming available to everybody, and how people are building successful businesses as a ...

LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing
Carla Diana - 2013 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid ...
Ian Gibson, ‎David Rosen, ‎Brent Stucker - 2014 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
This book covers in detail the various aspects of joining materials to form parts.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Industrial Revolution 4.0 - New Machines - New Processes - New Skills

First:  Mechanization, Water Power, Steam Power

Second: Mass Production, Assembly Line, Electricity

Third: Automation, Computerisation, CNC

Fourth: Cyber Physical Systems, Machine to Machine connections, Analytics based Machine Control

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Patents of Selective Laser Printing
Carl Deckard,

Apparatus for creating a free-form three-dimensional article using a layer-by-layer deposition of a molten metal and deposition of a powdered metal as a support material
US 5960853 A
Suman Das, Joseph Beaman

3D Printing of Titanium

Friday, March 25, 2016

Recent - Latest Trends in Machining and Machine Tools

April 2016
Entry from a textbook

High Speed machining or cutting is defined as the cutting speed above which shear localization develops completely in the primary shear zone.

600 to 1,800 metres/minute is termed HSM.
1,800 to 18,000 metres/minute is termed Very high speed machining
Above 18,000 metres/minute it is termed ultra HSM

In the case of difficult to machine materials, High throughput machining is used.

Fundamentals of Machining Processes: Conventional and Nonconventional Processes, Second Edition
Hassan Abdel-Gawad El-Hofy
CRC Press, 06-Aug-2013 - Technology & Engineering - 562 pages

Google Book link

March 2016

Generally, the wheel velocity between 30 and 35 m/s is defined as conventional grinding;
The wheel speed exceeding 45 to 50 m/s is defined as high speed grinding;
The wheel speed between 150 and 180 m/s or higher is defined as Super-high Speed Grinding.

Volkswagen Group China applied the high speed grinding technique to grind engine camshafts. The wheel rotation-velocity is 4300 r/min, and 3000 workpieces can be ground each wheel dressing.

High Speed Grinding of Rails

Cecimo Magazine Summer 2011

Cecimo Magazine Winter 2011

New Trends in Production Systems Design and Operation

Trends in Recent Machine Tool Technologies - Dr. Toshimichi Miriwaki - Kobe University

Next Generation Grinding Machines

Updated 25 Mar 2016, 24 Feb 2012

Friday, March 18, 2016

Methods of 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing


The term “stereolithography” was coined in 1986 by Chuck Hull. Chuck Hull patented stereolithography as a method of creating 3D objects by successively "printing" thin layers of an object using a medium curable by ultraviolet light, starting from the bottom layer to the top layer. Hull's patent described a concentrated beam of ultraviolet light focused onto the surface of a vat filled with a liquid photopolymer. The UV light beam is focused onto the surface of the liquid photopolymer, creating each layer of the desired 3D object by means of crosslinking (or degrading a polymer). In 1986, Hull founded the world's first 3D printing company, 3D Systems Inc. It  is currently based in Rock Hill, SC. Stereolithography had success in the automotive industry. The technology continues to find innovative uses in countless fields of study.

Stereolithography works by focusing an ultraviolet (UV) laser on to a vat of photopolymer resin. With the help of computer aided manufacturing or computer aided design software (CAM/CAD), the UV laser is used to draw a pre-programmed design or shape on to the surface of the photopolymer vat. Because photopolymers are photosensitive under ultraviolet light, the resin is solidified and forms a single layer of the desired 3D object. This process is repeated for each layer of the design until the 3D object is complete.

• Digital Light Processing

The digital micromirror device (DMD) found at the core of DLP technology enables companies to develop uniquely fast and accurate 3D printers. These printers make use of liquid photopolymer resins to build objects. For each crosssectional slice of the object, the DMD projects patterned light
that selectively exposes and hardens the resin. Because an entire layer is exposed with a single pattern, fast build speeds are achieved independent of layer complexity. Projection optics can also be used to control the resolution on the image plane and adjust the layer thickness, leading to smooth and accurate finished parts. These benefits, combined with its proven reliability, make DLP technology the ideal solution for 3D printing systems.

• Inkjetted photopolymers
• Thermoplastic extrusion
• Selective Laser Sintering of plastics
• Selective Laser Melting of metals
• Blown metal powder • Welding
• Sand binding
• Binder jetted into metal powder (by ExOne)
• Smooth Curvature Printing (by Solidscape)
• Selective Deposition Lamination (by Mcor Technologies)
• Hybrid CNC