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Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Materials, Processes, Tests, and Standards
August 2020
DEStech Publications, Inc.

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Additive Manufacturing of Metals

Materials, Processes, Tests, and Standards
Leila Ladani

This book is a technical introduction to additive manufacturing (AM) with a focus on powder bed fusion and metals. It provides the theory and industry-based practices to design, make, and test metal components via AM. After outlining the methods and materials of powder bed methods, the book explains the workings and physical limitations of electron beam and laser melt technologies in manufacturing parts, using a variety of metal powders. In this context, the physics of powder melting is described, as well as the effects of temperature variables on the properties of a part. The critical elements of how powder feedstock is chosen and formulated are explained. Processing methods are described using original design and engineering parameters developed by the author. Information is provided on current test methods of metals produced by AM, as well as how to carry out quality control, monitor reliability and implement safety standards. For process design, a section is devoted to modeling. Each chapter includes a set of problems for students and practitioners that reflect metals’ fabrication in industry.


Leila Ladani is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. She received her doctorate in mechanical engineering from University of Maryland at College Park in 2007. She is internationally recognized for her research on advanced and multi-scale manufacturing and mechanics of materials.

Praise for this book

“Professor Ladani has gathered into a single source an impressive collection of information dealing with the salient aspects of metal AM, which will appeal to a broad audience. This text distinguishes itself from others by its permeating materials.”

David Bourell
University of Texas at Austin