Of all the industrial sectors that are bound to benefit from the transition to additive manufacturing production, the aerospace industry is where the most significant revenue opportunities are arising and will continue to arise in the foreseeable future. SmarTech Publishing provides an in-depth analysis of the specific opportunities in major aerospace segments in three new reports which focus on civil aviation, space-borne parts and UAVs (drones).

The combined, overall revenue opportunity for AM hardware, software, materials, services and parts in these three booming industry segments is expected to grow to over $20 billion by 2027. This conclusion is in line with overall expectations for the AM industry, which sees AM representing between 1% and 2% of the $12 trillion manufacturing industry by 2030.