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Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing for Civil Aviation Parts Production, 2019-2029


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Published on Oct 15, 2019 SKU SMP-AM-CA-1019 Category Tags ,

The opportunities in additive manufacturing for civil aviation parts production are beyond question. The number of application cases leveraging AM’s value proposition continues to expand, increasingly driven by some of the largest aviation part suppliers, including GE Aviation, MTU, Rolls Royce, Safran and others. By choosing to adopt AM, tier 1 suppliers have increased pressure on all other suppliers to do the same. Many of them are now rising to challenge, widening the number of AM adopters in the industry as well as the number of tested applications.

This report identifies and assesses the business potential of these trends, in light of the latest developments for additive manufacturing in aviation, focusing exclusively on end-use part production (for tools and final parts).  The report includes:

    • Detailed ten-year forecasts of the revenue generation potential for additive manufacturing hardware, materials and services in the civil aviation sector.  These forecasts are presented in both volume and value ($ Millions) terms and cover printer shipments and install base, revenues from specialist aerospace service bureaus, aerospace-related AM software, and materials (metals, polymers and composites).
    • A detailed ten-year forecast of end-use part production, including detailed part-specific forecast supported by dozens of relevant application cases.
    • A strategic assessment of the leading firms supplying the “additive aerospace” sector.  These are divided into airline MROs (insourcing) and major aircraft frame builders, tier 1 (engine builders) and tier 2 aviation parts suppliers, AM service bureaus
    • An analysis of how this segment of the aerospace industry is changing its strategies and adoption patterns for metal AM and is exploiting the improvements that have occurred in the last few years primarily focusing on process automation.

The aerospace segment has seen larger than ever before investments in AM hardware and materials and these trends continue to indicate that the market for AM in commercial and general aviation is still only at the very beginning of its potential growth curve.

This report is based on extensive interviews in the “additive aerospace” sector as well as on SmarTech’s extensive database of information and proprietary market forecasts in this space.  The report will be highly valuable to marketing, business development and production executives at 3D printer makers, AM material companies, specialist service bureau, as well as within the aerospace industry itself.