This paper reviews the emerging field of layered manufacturing. This field is little over 10 years old but a significant amount of research has been conducted and results to date are quite promising. We consider three broad topics namely, design systems for heterogeneous objects, layered manufacturing processes, and process planning techniques. Several applications/examples are included in the course of the survey and limitations of current technology identified. We conclude with some possibilities for the future.
Layered Manufacturing: Current Status and Future Trends
Contributed by the Computer Aided Product Development Committee for publication in the Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Manuscript received September 2000; revised manuscript received January 2000. Associate Editor S. Szykman.
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Dutta, D., Prinz, F. B., Rosen, D., and Weiss, L. (January 1, 2000). "Layered Manufacturing: Current Status and Future Trends ." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. March 2001; 1(1): 60–71. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1355029
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