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This article introduces the design and manufacturing implications of additive manufacturing (AM) on part characteristics as well as on design opportunities and on manufacturing practices, supply chains, and even business models. In addition, it describes how they relate to the fundamental nature of AM processes and discusses the characteristics and purposes of AM processes and the parts they fabricate.

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David Rosen, Samyeon Kim, Design and Manufacturing Implications of Additive Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing Processes, Vol 24, ASM Handbook, Edited By David L. Bourell, William Frazier, Howard Kuhn, Mohsen Seifi, ASM International, 2020, p 19–29,

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