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Amity Research Centers (2019)
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Abstract

Since the launch of the basic wood and canvas glider by the Wright brothers in early 1900s, technology in the Aerospace industry had grown by leaps and bounds. 3D Printing as a revolutionary technology had a major role to play in improving manufacturing capabilities. It had enabled manufacturers in the aerospace industry to build complex and intrinsic designs which were otherwise not possible with traditional manufacturing. 3D Printing in aerospace and defense industry was expected to witness exponential growth to reach USD3,057.9 million by 2022. Big players like Airbus and Boeing had widely adopted 3D Printing technology to produce more efficient, lightweight, intrinsically designed components. However, despite the immense potential of 3D Printing in aerospace industry, analysts were skeptical of its mainstream adoption. There were several regulatory, technical, security issues that needed to be addressed for the mainstream adoption of 3D Printing technology into aerospace industry. With this background, it remained to be seen how 3D Printing would disrupt the aerospace industry?

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Aerospace industry; Technology; 3D printing; Airbus; Boeing; Traditional manufacturing; Additive manufacturing; Aviation; Supply chain; 3D Systems Inc; Materialise NV; Stratasys Ltd; General Electric; 3D Systems Corporation; Ultimaker BV

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The events covered by this item took place in 2019.

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