Additive Manufacturing In Space And Defense Aerospace Markets

Report # SMP-AM-AERO-SD-0915
Published September 13, 2015

The defense aerospace and space industries are increasingly presenting their own unique high-value market opportunities for additive manufacturing separate from those in the commercial and general aviation industries.

This report identifies and quantifies these opportunities and discusses the best product/market strategies for exploiting them.  The coverage includes space vehicles, satellites, military aircraft, missile systems, and UAVs.  SmarTech believes that this is only report currently available to explore the unique challenges, requirements, and potential benefits of 3D printing in emerging space and defense applications.

It is the also the only study to provide granular ten-year forecasts of additive manufacturing opportunities for space and defense aerospace and these forecasts include not only revenues and installed bases for various 3D print technologies, but also part counts for prototypes, tooling, and final-use components for each application covered.

In addition, this report provides analysis of the entire value chain for additive manufacturing in space and defense aerospace markets, with a discussion of the primary benefits that 3D printing can offer each application area.

PAGE COUNT FOR THIS REPORT: 97

Table of Contents
Chapter One: Expansion of AM to Non-Commercial Aerospace Applications
1.1    Introduction to Non-Commercial Aerospace 3D Printing
1.2    Market Factors Influencing 3DP in Space
1.3    Market Factors Influencing 3DP in Defense
1.4    Trends in 3DP Technology Development Influencing Growth in Aerospace Sectors
1.4.1 Build Envelope Expansion
1.4.2 Process Monitoring and Quality Assurance Systems
1.4.3 Remanufacturing Opportunities Utilizing Directed Energy Deposition and Other Technologies
1.5    Opportunities for 3DP Materials and Services in Space and Defense Aerospace Markets
1.5.1 Near-Term Opportunities in Materials Favor Metals, Polymers Have Longer Term Potential
1.5.2 Growth in Specialty Service Providers Key to Lower Volume Space Markets
1.6    Geographic and Competitive Market Considerations for 3DP in Space and Defense Aerospace
1.7    Summary of Forecasts for 3D Printing in Space, Defense, and Other Related Aerospace Markets
1.8 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Two: AM Applications and Opportunities in Satellites and Space Vehicles
2.1 Summary of Key Benefits of 3DP to Satellite and Space Vehicle Markets
2.1.1 Additive Manufacturing Value in Space Vehicles
2.1.2 Additive Manufacturing Value in Large Satellites
2.1.3 Additive Manufacturing Value in Small Satellites
2.1.4 Additive Manufacturing Benefits in Space Applications
2.2 Activity in 3DP for Satellites and Space Vehicles
2.2.1 Application Development in Space Vehicles
2.2.2 Application Development for Satellites
2.2.3 Activity in Testing and Standards Development for Quality Assurance for AM Parts in Aerospace
2.3 Established and Potential Applications in Satellites and Space Vehicles by 3DP Material
2.3.1 Polymer Applications
2.3.1.1 Arrays and Component Shielding
2.3.1.2 Fuel Tanks
2.3.1.3 Structural Components and Housings
2.3.2 Metal Applications
2.3.2.1 Fuel Injection Components and Nozzles
2.3.2.2 Combustion Chambers and Other Engine Components for Space Vehicles
2.3.2.3 Structural Supports and Brackets
2.3.2.4 Repair and Replacement Components
2.3.3 Applications in Other Print Materials: Ceramics, Sand, and More
2.4 Print Technologies Today and in the Future for Satellites and Space Vehicles
2.4.1 Prototyping and Tooling Technologies
2.4.1.1 Material Extrusion
2.4.1.2 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion (Selective Laser Sintering)
2.4.1.3 Photopolymerization and Material Jetting
2.4.1.4 Binder Jetting
2.4.2 End-Use Part Manufacturing Technologies
2.4.2.1 Metal Powder Bed Fusion
2.4.2.2 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion
2.4.2.3 Directed Energy Deposition
2.4.2.4 Other Technologies
2.5 Material Market Considerations for 3D Printing in Space Applications
2.6 Competitive Landscape for 3DP in Satellites and Space Vehicles
2.6.1 Influential 3D Printer Manufacturers for Space Applications
2.6.2 Growing Competitiveness for 3D Printing Services in Aerospace
2.7 Summary of Opportunities in Satellites and Space Vehicles
2.8 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Three: AM Applications and Opportunities in Defense and Other Related Aerospace Markets
3.1 Key Benefits of 3D Printing to Defense and Other Related Aerospace Markets
3.1.1 Additive Manufacturing Value in Military Aircraft
3.1.2 Additive Manufacturing Value in Missile Systems and UAVs
3.2 Activity in 3D Printing for Defense and Other Related Aerospace
3.2.1 Approaches to Additive Manufacturing for Military Aircraft Varied by Country
3.2.2 Test Flights for Entirely Printed UAVs Successful, Further Innovation for Integrated Electronics Underway
3.2.3 Printing in Missile Systems Advancing Rapidly
3.3 Established and Potential Applications in Defense and Other Related Aerospace by 3DP Material
3.3.1 Missiles
3.3.1.1 Warheads
3.3.1.2 Solid Rocket Fuel for Hybrid Rocket Engines
3.3.2 Military Aircraft
3.3.2.1 Potential Flight Components for Serial Production Applications
3.3.2.2 Remanufacture and Repair
3.3.2.3 Tooling
3.3.3 Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV’s)
3.3.3.1 Airframes, Fuel Tanks and Other Structural Components
3.3.3.2 Integrated Electronics
3.4 Print Technologies Today and in the Future for Defense and Other Related Aerospace Applications
3.4.1 Print Technology Opportunities in Military Aircraft
3.4.2 Print Technology Opportunities in Missile Systems
3.4.3 Print Technology Opportunities in Military and Commercial UAVs
3.5 Material Considerations for 3D Printing in Defense and Other Related Aerospace Applications
3.6 Competitive Landscape for 3DP in Defense and Other Related Aerospace Markets
3.7 Summary of Application Opportunities in Defense and Other Related Aerospace Markets
3.8 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Four: Summary of Ten-Year Market Forecasts for AM in Non-Commercial Aviation
4.1 Methodologies and Assumptions
4.2 Summary of Ten-Year Hardware Forecasts
4.3 Summary of Ten-Year Materials Forecasts
4.4 Summary of Ten-Year Services and Software Forecasts
4.5 Key Points from this Chapter
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List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Framework for Aerospace Manufacturing Innovation
Exhibit 1-2: Aerospace 3D Printing Penetration Scale
Exhibit 1-3: Top Short Term 3D Print Material Opportunities for Space and Defense Aerospace
Exhibit 1-4: Total Global 3D Printing Revenues; Space and Defense Aerospace Markets, 2014-2024
Exhibit 2-1: Summary of Benefits Extracted from AM in Space Applications
Exhibit 2-2: Polymer 3D-Printed Part Demand from Space Markets, By Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 2-3: Metallic 3D-Printed Part Demand from Space Markets, by Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 2-4: Summary of Final Part Manufacturing Print Technologies for Space Applications
Exhibit 2-5: Top Short Term 3D Print Material Opportunities for Space
Exhibit 2-6: Total Parts Printed in Space Vehicle and Satellite Markets, By Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 3-1: Total Missile System Components Printed; by Category,  2014-2024
Exhibit 3-2: Top Potential Component Categories for AM in Military Aircraft
Exhibit 3-3: Total Military Aircraft Components Printed, by Category,  2014-2024
Exhibit 3-4: Total UAV Components Printed, by Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 3-5: Opportunities for 3D Printing Technologies in Defense and Other Related Aerospace Markets
Exhibit 3-6: Total Aggregated Defense and Other Related Aerospace Part Demand, by Material Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 3-7: Total Aggregated Defense and Other Related Aerospace Part Demand, by Part Functionality, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-1: Hardware Revenues, by System Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-2: Total Space and Defense Aerospace Install Base, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-3: Total Annual System Sales, By Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-4: Total Material Revenues, by Category, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-5: Total Material Shipments, by Category 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-6: Metal Powder Material Shipments, By Type, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-7: Total 3D Printing Software Revenues, by License Type, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-8: Total 3D Printing Services Opportunities, 2014-2024


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