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J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2017, 1(2), 15; doi:10.3390/jmmp1020015

Additive Manufacturing, Cloud-Based 3D Printing and Associated Services—Overview

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TWT GmbH Science & Innovation, Stuttgart 70565, Germany
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Institute of Computer-aided Product Development, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart 70569, Germany
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Received: 22 September 2017 / Revised: 6 October 2017 / Accepted: 13 October 2017 / Published: 17 October 2017
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Cloud Manufacturing (CM) is the concept of using manufacturing resources in a service-oriented way over the Internet. Recent developments in Additive Manufacturing (AM) are making it possible to utilise resources ad-hoc as replacements for traditional manufacturing resources in case of spontaneous problems in the established manufacturing processes. In order to be of use in these scenarios, the AM resources must adhere to a strict principle of transparency and service composition in adherence to the Cloud Computing (CC) paradigm. With this review, we provide an overview of CM, AM and relevant domains as well as presenting the historical development of scientific research in these fields, from 2002 to 2016. Part of this work is also a meta-review on the domain to further detail its development and structure. View Full-Text
Keywords: additive manufacturing; cloud manufacturing; 3D printing service additive manufacturing; cloud manufacturing; 3D printing service
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Baumann, F.W.; Roller, D. Additive Manufacturing, Cloud-Based 3D Printing and Associated Services—Overview. J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2017, 1, 15.

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