- 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.