Applied Innovation Review Issue No. 2 June 2016
Authors: Miller Allen, Wesley Chen, Connie Wang
In this paper we begin by presenting the basics of 3D printing technology and then turn to explore the unique challenges that 3D printing poses with respect to ensuring the production of high quality parts. Additionally, we present an overview of the current stakeholders for 3D printed parts’ quality standards and verification mechanisms. Lastly, we examine the current trends to lower costs for quality assurance of the burgeoning 3D printed parts market, which include systemic aggregation of quality assurance programs and new low cost measurement technologies.