XIA Bo-xiong, DU Jun, JIAO Hong-wei. Direct Digital Manufacturing Industry Ascendant[J]. International Journal of Plant Engineering and Management, 2013, 18(3): 182-185

Direct Digital Manufacturing Industry Ascendant
XIA Bo-xiong, DU Jun, JIAO Hong-wei
Department of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering,Wuhan Vocational College of Software and Engineering,Wuhan 430205
The paper introduces the origin of the word of Direct Digital Manufacturing and other forms of address,and the working principles of Direct Digital Manufacturing technology and major types of the technology,hardware and software development,use of materials,applications,market growth and its development prospects.Focused presentations of Direct Digital Manufacturing( additive manufacturing) compared to traditional mechanical manufacturing industry in the use of prices,processing speed,reliability and cost advantages and characteristics. Particularly the significant challenges and competitiveness of Direct Digital Manufacturing technology in the processing of any complexity created directly the number of objects,internal structure and channel function,as well as the shape of the chassis components and structure of the matching and optimization.
Key words:    direct digital manufacturing    rapid prototyping    additive manufacturing    3D printing    additive freeform fabrication   
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