Additive manufacturing (AM) has quickly found its way from academic research into industry with applications ranging from biomaterials to civil structures. It is a key technology in digital manufacturing and new supply chain models as emphasized in Industry
4.0. Compared to traditional manufacturing techniques, the advantages of AM are evident: as a tool-less fabrication method, AM enables bespoke manufacturing on demand and guarantees freedom in geometric complexity and design. At the same time,
progress in the field is fueled by intensive academic research, improving materials systems, introducing new concepts and developing new methods.
Advances in Materials and Manufacturing aims to bridge developments in academic and
industrial research and highlights the latest developments in AM including new methods, materials development, and applications, as well as new ecosystems built on advanced manufacturing.