Industry Today: Ways 3D Printing Will Transform Aerospace and Defense

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Additive manufacturing (AM) first hit the tarmac in 2014, when Airbus produced a small metal bracket to help secure the engine on one of its commercial jetliners. It marked the beginning of an exciting wave of experimentation by aerospace companies exploring different ways to adopt AM.

Today, the ability to rapidly produce parts on-demand via AM has paved the way for ground-breaking efficiencies and is quickly transforming how the industry operates. Aerospace is now reported as the largest single industry using AM, valued in excess of US$1b by Wholers.

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