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This article discusses the basic operating principles, industrial applications, and advantages as well as the parameters influencing the process of laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) of solid materials, liquid materials, laser-absorbing layers, intact structures, and metallic 3D microstructures in additive manufacturing.

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Alberto Piqué, Kristin M. Charipar, Laser-Induced Forward Transfer Processes in Additive Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing Processes, Vol 24, ASM Handbook, Edited By David L. Bourell, William Frazier, Howard Kuhn, Mohsen Seifi, ASM International, 2020, p 446–455,

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