Aerospace is frequently cited as a target industry for additive manufacturing implementation due to the emphasis on lightweight components and cutting-edge applications. However, extreme operating conditions require high pedigree design data and strict functional requirements. Despite this, thousands of printed aerospace components are currently in service. From technology adoption to final part certification, this presentation discusses the factors involved in the cost-benefit analysis required for successful design and implementation.
Risk environment of component selection for additive manufacturing
Technology maturation process
Design considerations for additively manufactured components
Impact of software on streamlining design and certification process
Potential benefits of implementing additive manufactured components
- Design components with higher probability for aerospace implementation
- Provide machines, materials and software likely to be adopted by the aerospace industry