Theoretical and practical interests in additive manufacturing (3D printing) are growing rapidly. Engineers and engineering
companies now use 3D printing to make prototypes of products before going for full production. In an educational setting faculty,
researchers, and students leverage 3D printing to enhance project-related products. Additive Manufacturing Handbook focuses
on product design for the defense industry, which affects virtually every other industry. Thus, the handbook provides a wide
range of benefits to all segments of business, industry, and government. Manufacturing has undergone a major advancement and
technology shift in recent years.