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Additive Manufacturing For Space Industry Applications – From Earth To Orbit And Beyond: An Opportunity Analysis And Ten-year Forecast


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Published on Jul 13, 2017 SKU SMP-AM-SPACE17-0717 Category Tag

This report quantifies the projected value of additive manufactured parts and identifies the most commercially important technologies, materials and applications for 3D printing of space borne parts.  It includes ten-year forecasts of the materials, hardware, software and AM service, both in terms of demand and revenues. Granular geographic nation-specific and part type-specific information completes this first ever accurate analysis of AM in the booming industry for manufacturing of satellites, launch vehicles and spacecraft. The Space AM also provides information on which companies and institutions in the space infrastructure industry are using additive manufacturing today, with relevant case studies. The report was compiled after extensive research and interviewing of key industry executives.

Key firms in the space AM segment include: 3D Systems, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Arcam, ATOS, Bigelow Aerospace, Boeing, Concept Laser, CRP Group, ExOne, Hexce, Lockheed Martin, Made in Space, Materialise, Nano Dimension, Optomec, Orbital ATK, Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), Safran, Sciaky, SLM Solutions, Space Systems Loral (SSL), Space X, Thales Alenia Space and Trumpf.

The report includes an in-depth analysis of the material used for space AM applications, which takes into consideration both high performance polymers and metals as well as composites, ceramics and technologies for direct 3D printing of electronics.