Editorial of the special issue, Advances in the additive manufacturing technologies


  • Petru Berce Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Romania


Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process that creates a physical object from a digital design. Additive Manufacturing (AM) can look back to a history of more than 30 years. Started mainly as a technology for physical materialization of a virtual 3D model with reduced usage (checking of right design solutions, promoting of new products and eventually for experimental tests) from a single type of material (photosensitive polymers), the new type of technologies have gradually gained more importance. Nowadays their field of application is very large, from industry to medicine.