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Table 2

Classification of AM processes.

AM Process Group Typical commercial names
Vat Photopolymerization Stereolithography, Digital Light Processing, Solid Ground Curing, Projection Stereolithography
Powder Bed Fusion Electron Beam Melting, Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing, Selective Laser Sintering, Selective Heat Sintering, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Selective Laser Melting, Laser Beam Melting
Directed Energy Deposition Laser Metal Deposition, Direct Metal Deposition, Direct Laser Deposition, Laser Engineered Net Shaping, Electron-Beam Freeform Fabrication, Weld-based Additive Manufacturing
Binder Jetting Powder Bed and inkjet Head, Plaster-based 3D Printing
Material Extrusion Fused Deposition Modelling, Fused Filament Fabrication
Material Jetting Multi-Jet Modelling
Sheet Lamination Laminated Object Manufacturing, Ultrasonic Consolidation

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