The Impact of 3D Printing Technology to the Nigerian Manufacturing GDP

Balogun, Vincent A. and Otanocha, Omonigho B. and Ibhadode, Akii O. The Impact of 3D Printing Technology to the Nigerian Manufacturing GDP. Modern Mechanical Engineering. 140 -157. ISSN 164 - 0181

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3D printing can spur manufacturing rebirth in Nigeria and the World in ge n- eral. There are many areas where 3D printing is creating significant change, particularly in designing and prototyping of new products, in the arts, and in visualizing abstract concepts. This is a step change from conventional man u- facturing processes to rapid prototyping and layer manufacturing. This report has defined rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing and the current technol o- gies available to fabricate 3D components. In addition to this, it provides a brief overview of the current contributions of the Edo University Iyamho (EUI) in collaboration with the Fe deral University of Petroleum Resources, to sustain manufacturing research initiatives towards the development of locally fabricated 3D printer and the possible future Additive Manufacturing in N i- geria. It is anticipated that this work will benefit the Nig erian academic, r e- search institutes, industries, thus, enhance the GDP contribution of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive Manufacture, 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Nigerian Manufacturing GDP
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2019 10:19

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