This report identifies and quantifies the opportunities for 3D printing (3DP) in the commercial and general aviation industries. It covers jetliners, helicopters, and smaller civilian aircraft and analyzes 3DP’s influence on aerospace manufacturing--and vice versa.
SmarTech believes this unique study will be required reading for marketing, business development and production managers in both the aerospace and 3DP sectors:
- The commercial aerospace industry is on the cusp of a manufacturing revolution utilizing metal and polymer 3DP technologies to produce aircraft engine components and a variety of structural and cabin components.
- The number of projects in pre-production and flight testing for aircraft engine manufacturing has grown significantly in just twelve months. GE is no longer the only supplier ramping up for 3DP production. Pratt & Whitney, MTU, Airbus, and others are all integrating final parts into aircraft in volumes that range from hundreds, to thousands, and beyond.
- Commercial aerospace is the single best example of advancing 3DP as a manufacturing technology rather than just a rapid prototyping tool.
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.
In this report, SmarTech identifies the profitable opportunities of AM applications in aerospace industry. More than merely speculating on what AM can do in the aerospace industry, this report focuses down on exactly where and how AM will be implemented in the aerospace industry supply chain and business activities. Readers of the report will gain an in-depth understanding of what AM means to the aerospace industry, as well as a comprehensive framework for understanding new developments in the industry.
This report also analyzes the largest AM equipment manufacturers likely to supply the industry. Product portfolios are strategically analyzed to offer insight on how the specific technologies behind AM systems will affect their adoption in the aerospace industry.