3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technology – The Dawn of a New Era!
Priya Jeyaraj1, TSA Narayanan2

1Brigadier (Dr.) Priya Jeyaraj, Classified Specialist (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), Commandant Armed Forces Dental Clinic, New Delhi, Indian Army, India.

2Lt Gen, Dr. TSA Narayanan AVSM (Retd), Ex Commandant, Military College of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad.  

Manuscript received on 11 February 2024 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 February 2023 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 March 2024 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2024 | PP: 1-6 | Volume-12 Issue-3, March 2024 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijisme.C131612030324 | DOI: 10.35940/ijisme.C1316.12030324

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Abstract: This Scientific Paper explores the intricate landscape of the fast emerging and rapidly developing 3D Printing, also known as Digital Fabrication technology, spanning and providing an overview of its initial inception, innovation, historical evolution, present day applications across industries, and the various social and environmental implications of its use. This Study highlights the strengths and limitations of the diverse 3D printing technologies and Materials Science, emphasizing their significance in industrial and consumer contexts. The examination of materials underscores their crucial role in determining the quality and functionality of printed objects, with a focus on emerging materials driving innovation. The Study aims to build upon the rich tapestry of historical developments, fundamental principles, and existing research, providing a comprehensive understanding of diverse and manifold 3D printing technologies, analyzing their transformative impact on industries. Furthermore, it carries out an in-depth exploration of challenges, potential solutions, and future directions, aiming to provide insights into the dynamic and versatile nature of 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing technology.

Keywords: 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Digital Fabrication Technology, Computer-Aided Design & Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM
Scope of the Article: Manufacturing IoT