Additive manufacturing isn't just the name of a set of techniques devoted to the production of three dimensional objects; it's also a new peer-reviewed journal in the Elsevier family of titles; providing academia and industry with high quality research papers and reviews in additive manufacturing. To support the community through the publication, Elsevier has recently announced a number of resources:

First issue, available for free

This first issue includes invited articles from the editorial board that span many of the processes, materials and applications of additive manufacturing. We hope that you enjoy the research presented in this journal that showcases the state-of-the-art in additive manufacturing.

We encourage all who are interested in submitting a contribution to do so through the Journal's homepage. If you are uncertain about the suitability of your work, please do not hesitate to contact any one of the Editors.

The first issue is now available online and free to access until November 2015.

Special issue on Industrial Applications

Advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) have long been driven by industry – originally focused on rapid prototyping in the automotive field, for example, to evaluate the form and fit of proposed designs.  However, more recently, the industrial focus of AM has been for end-use products built with the advantage of increased geometric complexity, mass customization, optimized design, such as light weight structures, and limited edition products. The applications have ranged from biomedical and aerospace to the world of art and fashion.  These industrial applications and advancements will be recognized in this special issue, which encourages submissions of research outcomes resulting from projects driven by industry or industrial-academic collaborations.

To summarize the latest achievements and give an overview of the most recent developments, Additive Manufacturing will publish a Special Issue devoted to "Industrial Applications"

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3d viewer for Additive Manufacturing data

You can now incorporate interactive three-dimensional (3D) models in OBJ, PLY, STL and U3D formats within online articles in Additive Manufacturing

Embedded 3D viewer provides quick access to and intuitive understanding of 3D data described in the article. This helps authors to optimally express the results of their research through improved visualization and makes sharing of the underlying data possible.

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