Book review – Standards, quality control, and measurement sciences in 3D printing and additive manufacturing

Tuan Tran

Article ID: 115
Vol 3, Issue 2, 2017, Article identifier:158

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There is a gap between 3D printing’s fast pace of development and the acceptance of 3D printing technologies by other industries and applications. This hesitation comes mostly from unanswered questions about the consistency, reproducibility, and quality of 3D-printed products. Although the list of excellent examples demonstrating its potential keeps expanding, a wide and thorough adoption of the technology requires crucial, yet currently missing elements including consensus standards, quality control procedures, and measuring methodologies. Progress in developing these elements, however, has been rather limited.

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