Journal of 3D Printing and Applications

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3D Printing and Applications-CAD-Paolo Minetola


Politecnico di Torino

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Paolo Minetola


Associate Professor of Manufacturing Systems,
Politecnico di Torino - DIGEP,
Dep. Management and Production Engineering, Duca degli Abruzzi 24 - 10129 Torino.

Research Interests:

CAD, Production, 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, 3D-Imaging, Manufacturing Engineering, Additive Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Manufacturing Systems, Manufacturing Process Optimization, CMM.



  1. Redesign and cost estimation of rapid manufactured plastic parts.
  2. Additive manufacturing as a cost-effective way to produce metal parts.
  3. Characterization and Comparison of Inconel 625 Processed by Selective Laser Melting and Laser Metal Deposition.
  4. About the Use of Recycled or Biodegradable Filaments for Sustainability of 3D Printing.
  5. Overview on Additive Manufacturing Technologies.
  6. Tolerance Analysis for Cast vs Machined Dental Implants.
  7. Impact of additive manufacturing on engineering education – evidence from Italy.
  8. A customer oriented methodology for Reverse Engineering software selection in the Computer Aided Inspection scenario.
  9. Design and production of fixtures for free-form components using selective laser sintering.
  10. Combined reverse engineering and CAD approach for mould modelling in casting simulation.