Much as we all love and use websites, YouTube videos and blog posts (you’re reading this one, right?), there are still times when there’s nothing like a book, even if you read it on your phone or dedicated device. Books provide data, perspective and pointers to other resources, in a convenient, all-in-one format. You can dive deeply into a subject or get a fascinating overview of topics you may never have known were connected.
For the AM-lover on your holiday shopping list, consider one of the following titles:
by Andreas Gebhardt, Julia Kessler, Laura Thurn | Dec. 2018
by Chee Kai Chua and Kah Fai Leong | Nov. 2016
by Amit Bandyopadhyay (editor) and Susmita Bose (editor) | Oct. 2019
by Rupinder Singh and J. Paulo Davim | Aug. 2018
by David M. Dietrich, Michael Kenworthy, Elizabeth A. Cudney | Feb. 2019
by Steinar Westhrin Killi | Aug. 2017
by Francis H. Froes Ph.D. (editor), Rodney Boyer (editor) | Feb. 2019
by Jing Zhang and Yeon-Gil Jung | May 2018
by Bandar AlMangour (editor) | Aug. 2018
by John O. Milewski | July 2017
by Li Yang, Keng Hsu, Brian Baughman, Donald Godfrey, Francisco Medina (Author), Mamballykalathil Menon, Soeren Wiener | May 2017
by Ian Gibson (Author), David Rosen (Author), Brent Stucker (Author) | Nov. 2014
NOTE: this was the first book written about the field that I could find, with its first edition in 2009. (If you know of one pre-2009, I’d be interested to hear about it.) SME uses this book as the reference guide for its Certification exams for AM Fundamentals and AM Technicians.
By Martin Leary | Nov. 2019
by Tom Page | Jan. 2012
by Marco Attene, Marco Livesu, et al. | June 2018
by Linkan Bian (editor), Nima Shamsaei (editor), John Usher (editor) | Aug. 2017
by Milan Brandt (editor) | Sept. 2016
by Dongdong Gu | Apr. 2015
by Mojtaba Khorram Niaki, Fabio Nonino | Dec. 2017
by Michael Gouge and Pan Michaleris | Sept. 2017
Other books definitely exist that have more of a hobbyist focus. This list comes from my own research and opinions and is not intended to slight any other titles. I’d be interested in expanding the list if you know of other titles with an industrial AM slant.
Happy Holiday reading!