Accelerating Research and Development Using 3D Printing and Its Potential Opportunities in Pakistan: A Review

Aashir Azhar, Aamer Nazir, W. S. Qureshi, Jeng Ywan Jeng

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Abstract

Technological innovation in additive manufacturing has enabled it to reach the consumer market very rapidly since the last decade. The word 'additive manufacturing' is now widely replaced with the word '3D Printing'. The 3D printing industry is evolving from desktop to Industrial 3D printers all over the world, which will fulfill the requirements in Industry 4.0. The current usage of 3D printing is in medical and dental applications, rapid prototyping, food industry, and Jewelry making. This emerging technology disrupts the 12 Trillion manufacturing sector. In 2017, there is a 21% increase in the industrial growth of Additive Manufacturing from 6.06 billion to 7.3 billion. This article explains the current global trends in 3D printing in technologically advanced countries and emphasizes the use of 3D printing in accelerating the research and development in emerging economies, in particular to Pakistan. Further, it helps to bring the success stories regarding 3D printing for startups and the challenges related to the adaptation of 3D printing technologies in Pakistan to limelight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728130583
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2019 - Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Duration: 21 Oct 201922 Oct 2019

Publication series

Name2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2019

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2019
Country/TerritoryPakistan
CityRawalpindi
Period21/10/1922/10/19

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Emerging economy
  • Industry 4.0
  • Pakistan
  • Rapid Manufacturing
  • Rapid Proto-tying
  • Research and Devepolment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

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