Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace: Examples and Research Outlook

Additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the production of aerospace and defense components. The advantages of additive manufacturing are now widely recognized, even in the general media, and are predicted to revolutionize manufacturing processes for many industries (Economist, 2011). For aerospace, complex additive manufacturing processes must be developed to meet the industry’s stringent requirements and to ensure that products can achieve the robust performance levels established by traditional manufacturing methods. This article provides an overview of additive manufacturing technologies being used for the production of aircraft components and examples showing the direction of ongoing research and related developments.


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  • Accession Number: 01541668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2014 5:41PM