Objective: This paper represents a bibliometric analysis of additive manufacturing throughout the history. In this paper, major statistical insights regarding the publications associated with additive manufacturing are presented. These insights are categorized on the basis of authors, publication source titles, country, document types, research areas, etc.
Results: This study differentiates crucial research fields, critical journals, and significant authors that have contributed to the field of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Conclusion: This overview can guide researchers in exploring literature related to additive manufacturing and 3D printing in a meaningful direction. Moreover, some future aspects regarding additive manufacturing are also discussed in the conclusion.
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.2958 PMID: 25093879]
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