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3D Printing & military applications

Kaltsis Alexandros

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Year 2017
Type of Item Master Thesis
Bibliographic Citation Alexandros Kaltsis, "3D Printing & military applications", Master Thesis, School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Hellenic Army Academy, Chania, Greece, 2017
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This Master Thesis describes the sequence of three-dimensional printing: from the conception and the creation of a digital model to production of the prototype. This software involved in the process and the materials used to create the model are examined. Also, developments in the three-dimensional printing technologies with emphasis in military applications are discussed. More specifically:The first chapter begins with an introduction, continuous with the historical development of three-dimensional printing and provides a general definition of the proccess.The second chapter describes the various stages from design to printing.The third chapter, examines this software used throughout the process.The fourth chapter, examines the technologies and methods of three-dimensional printing.The fifth chapter, provides the materials used to fabricate.The sixth chapter discusses the positive and negative effects from the use of three-dimensional printing.The seventh chapter reports the applications in various fields, while the eighth chapter emphasizes in military applications.Finally, the ninth chapter, summarizes the thesis conclusions.

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