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3D Printing Report, Aerospace, Defense & Security Report

3D Printing in Aerospace & Defense

3D Printing is making it's mark in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Aerospace in particular has seen high adoption rates of 3D printing or ‘additive manufacturing’. Key players are now starting to transition from prototyping to parts manufacturing.

The future of Aerospace and Defense manufacturing could lie with 3D printing.

  • What you need to know...
  • 3D printing offers designers and manufacturers a time and cost-effective way to produce parts for the areospace and defense industries.
  • NASA has sent a 3D printer to the International Space Station to print tools and parts. Additionally, 3D printed satellites have been sent into space.
  • It’s vital to adapt to this new digital supply chain. Players such as GE, Airbus and Etihad have already began implementing this technology into their production processes.

As the 3D printing market is anticipated to account for over US$20bn in spend by 2025, companies should determine the benefits that additive manufacturing could add to their supply chain. For the aerospace and defence industries, these benefits include weight reduction of parts, on-demand printing and reduced time spent on the production of spare parts for MRO. Discover exactly how key players are utilising the technology with GlobalData’s thematic research.

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