Additive Manufacturing and Acoustics
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a manufacturing process that selectively places material at locations in space to create objects, offering fabrication advantages such as reduced waste, design freedom to create complex shapes, and quick production of custom geometries. This special issue highlights some of the unique ways that AM can be used to address longstanding problems and stimulate new research topics in acoustics, and, additionally, how acoustics can be used to improve and characterize AM processes. This collection is representative of each of these areas and reflects the most current AM-focused research in the field of acoustics.
Guest Editors: Michael R. Haberman, Christina Naify, and Kathryn H. Matlack
Image credit: Figure 3 from "Metal additively manufactured phononic materials as ultrasonic filters in nonlinear ultrasound measurements," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 149, 3739 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0004995