Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

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January 16, 2016 | Source: Richard de Silva, Defense iQ

Aerospace and Defence (A&D) currently represents over 10 percent of the global Additive Manufacturing (AM) market. The metal AM sector alone has grown by over 70 percent in the last 15 years and industry primes widely acknowledge that AM will usher in a new era of design innovation and be pivotal in reducing production costs and simplifying logistics in the future.

While the numbers are impressive, the domain is still blighted by confusion, misconception and anxiety among those who hope to leverage these changes and incorporate them into their own processes to ultimately – somehow – make huge cost-savings. Defence IQ has set out to begin sifting fact from fiction.