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Additive Manufacturing is changing the landscape of manufacturing design and production formats. Today, goods are produced primarily through a machining process [subtractive manufacturing] for short-run and batched production or through the use of casting and dies for long-run production. Additive Manufacturing allows companies to produce end products from an initial CAD File [Computer Assisted Design File] for short-run production saving time and money. Introduction to Additive Manufacturing provides the student an overview of several Additive Manufacturing processes including: Photopolymerization, Powder Bed Fusion, Extrusion, 3D Printing, Sheet Lamination, Direct Metal Laser Sintering [DMLS] and Beam Deposition.