Additive manufacturing (AM) has had an enormous impact on the manufacturing sector. Its role has evolved from printing prototypes to manufacturing functional parts for a variety of applications in the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. Recently, AM processes have also been applied in the infrastructure construction industry. Applications of AM processes could bring in significant improvements in infrastructure construction, specifically in the areas of productivity and safety. It is desirable to have a review on the current state of emerging AM processes for infrastructure construction and existing gaps in this field. This paper reviews the AM processes in infrastructure construction. It discusses the process principle, application examples, and gaps for each of the AM processes.
Additive Manufacturing Processes for Infrastructure Construction: A Review
Manuscript received May 7, 2019; final manuscript received June 17, 2019; published online July 25, 2019. Editor: Y. Lawrence Yao.
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Bhardwaj, A., Jones, S. Z., Kalantar, N., Pei, Z., Vickers, J., Wangler, T., Zavattieri, P., and Zou, N. (July 25, 2019). "Additive Manufacturing Processes for Infrastructure Construction: A Review." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. September 2019; 141(9): 091010. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4044106
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