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Current Trends of Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry

  • L. Jyothish KumarEmail author
  • C. G. Krishnadas Nair
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Abstract

Additive Manufacturing offers unmatched flexibility in terms of part geometry, material composition and lead-time. It is moving towards revolutionizing the aerospace manufacturing sector through production of highly complex, lightweight parts with reduced material waste. It can also be employed for repair of complex components such as engine blades/vanes, combustion chamber, etc. Complex geometry thin walled aircraft engine components and structures, difficulty in machining of materials are other main factors forcing aerospace sector to adopt the use of additive manufacturing technology. In this paper an attempt has been made to explore the additive manufacturing research and development activities in aerospace industry.

Keywords

3D printing Additive manufacturing Free form fabrication Aerospace application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jain UniversityBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Jain University, Governing Council, IIAEMBangaloreIndia

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