Cosmin COSMA, Catalin MOLDOVAN, Ian CAMPBELL, Andrei COSMA, Nicolae BALC


Additive manufacturing (AM) is considered to be an essential ingredient for the latest industrial revolution due to its ability to produce complex and functional parts with some limited restrictions. The paper analyzes the powder-based AM technologies such as selective laser sintering (SLS) and selective laser melting (SLM). This study describes SLS and SLM processing methods, materials used by each technique and different applications developed in automotive, industry, aerospace and medicine (cranio-maxillofacial surgery, orthopedics, dental, regenerative medicine). It summarizes the recent research focused on SLS and SLM manufacturing, and provides an overview on the progress in this field.

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