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E.W. (Ted) Reutzel - Senior Research Associate, Head Laser System Engineering and Integration, Applied Research Laboratory -and- Associate Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Dept (Graduate Faculty), Penn State University Park

Book Title: Laser Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Materials

Author: Dongdong Gu

Book Description:

Laser processing and laser-based additive manufacturing of high performance metals promise to have a tremendous impact on the aerospace and energy industries of the future. The ability of additive manufacturing to enable light weight designs, improved thermal efficiency, consolidation of components, rapid design cycles, and reduced logistics is attracting the attention of the world's leading manufacturers, and this will only continue. Already GE Aerospace has invested many millions of dollars to develop and stand-up additive manufacturing for a fuel nozzle the reduces part count, improves lifetime, decreases weight, and saves in fuel costs and environmental impact. For manufacturers to maintain their competitiveness, it is critical for researchers and practitioners to study developments on this topic throughout the world.

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