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Research and Markets: Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in the Commercial and General Aviation Industries 2015

November 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in Commercial and General Aviation” report to their offering.

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.

The author 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.

3D printing as a manufacturing technology in aerospace is manifesting itself in several areas, including spare parts manufacturing, experimental flight test parts, remanufacture and repair of existing craft, and on-demand part production of serial components. These represent four of the eight domains of 3D printing utilized in the commercial aerospace industry as identified in this report.

A special feature of the report forms the second chapter of the report, “Interfacing with the Aerospace Industry” in which SmarTech presents input gathered from key aerospace industry professionals over the last 12 months. This chapter details how 3D printing is perceived by various aerospace companies, including their views on key challenges to adoption.

The report the most in-depth market data and forecasts available for 3DP in commercial aerospace market. In this report SmarTech applies its now standard 3DP market models to the study of aerospace, to provide credible 10-year forecasts on various 3DP markets in commercial aerospace. These forecasts include several hardware categories, print materials, projections for parts printed by aerospace application type, and more.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One: Adoption of 3D Printing as a Manufacturing Technology

1.1 Introduction to Commercial Aerospace 3D Printing

1.2 Market Factors Influencing 3DP in Commercial Aerospace

1.3 Trends in 3DP Technology Development Influencing Growth in Aerospace Sectors

1.4 Opportunities for 3DP Materials and Services in Commercial Aerospace

1.5 Geographic and Competitive Market Considerations for 3DP in Commercial Aerospace

1.6 Summary of Forecasts for 3D Printing in Commercial Aerospace

Chapter Two: Interfacing with the Aerospace Industry in 2015

2.1 Current State of AM in Commercial Aerospace

2.2 Developments in Qualifying 3D Printed Parts for Flight

2.3 Developments in Applications for 3D Printing in Commercial Aircraft

2.4 Extracting Value from Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace

2.5 Competitive Implications Resulting from Adoption of AM in Commercial Aerospace

Chapter Three: Review of Existing and Potential 3D Printing Technologies and Applications in Commercial Aerospace

3.1 3D Print Technologies for Tooling and Design

3.2 3D Print Technologies for Manufacturing

3.3 Review of Applications for 3D Printing in Aerospace

3.4 Print Materials for 3D Printing in Aerospace

3.5 Summary of Application Opportunities and Key Points

Chapter Four: Major Players in the 3D Printing Aerospace Market

4.1 3D Printing Technology Vendor Activity in Commercial Aerospace

4.2 3D Printing Material Vendors Influencing Commercial Aerospace

4.3 Influential Aerospace Companies Advancing 3D Print Technology

4.4 3D Printing Service Providers Influencing Commercial Aerospace

Chapter Five: Summary of Ten-Year Forecasts for 3D Printing Opportunities in Commercial Aerospace

5.1 Discussion of Methodologies

5.2 Summary of Ten-Year Hardware Forecasts

5.3 Summary of Ten-Year Material Forecasts

5.4 Summary of Ten-Year Services and Software Forecasts

Companies Mentioned

– 3D Systems

– AP&C

– Addaero Manufacturing

– Airbus

– Alcoa

– Arcam

– Boeing

– Concept Laser

– DM3D Technology LLC


– ExOne

– Fabrisonic

– GE Aerospace


– Honeywell Aerospace

– Hunan Farsoon

– Matsuura

– Oxford Performance Materials

– Pratt & Whitney

– Rolls-Royce

– Sciaky

– Sintavia LLC

– Stratasys

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