20 - 22 February, 2018 | Munich, Germany

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Additive Manufacturing strategies for Space Applications

Presentation from 2016's conference entitled "Additive Manufacturing strategies for Space Applications" by  Florence Montredon, AM Technologies Development Manager, TAS CANNES

Past Presentation from Dr Carl Hauser, TWI

Take a look at this presentation from the 2017 event from Dr Carl Hauser, TWI


Overview of the Additive Manufacturing Market

The use of Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace & Space industry is still young but is already hailed as the Third Industrial Revolution. Companies are only just learning to achieve economic returns, through the flexibility and the design benefits it provides. In this free exclusive infographic, discover the view of more than 150 experts on the processes they use, what challenges they encounter and where they see future investments. 


Making space affordable: The unmissable opportunity of made-in-space parts

Additive Manufacturing could be the key factor in conducting affordable and sustainable missions, reducing costs and improving the crew's safety by manufacturing much-needed broken parts without necessitating a resupply mission. How far are we from conducting deep-space exploration missions?

Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Raymond 'Corky' Clinton, Associate Director of the Science & Technology Office in the Marshall Space Flight Centre, NASA and speaker at the 4th annual Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace and Space conference, on the current application of additive manufacturing at NASA and what future plans NASA has to make deep-space exploration a safe and cost-effective reality.

Large-scale additive manufacturing: Fiction or reality?

Is large-scale integration of Additive Manufacturing ever possible in the Aerospace & Space sector? It could hold the key for companies to manufacture on an industrial level at a cheaper cost and with more flexibility but it has yet to become the primary technology for manufacturing purposes. 

Ahead of the annual Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Space conference, Defence IQ sat down with Kelly Moran, Metallic Materials and Processes Leader at Boeing Research & Technology Europe and Chairperson at the conference, to understand what practical and cultural challenges are currently hindering this technology from becoming the norm and the practicality of making large-scale integration of additive manufacturing a reality.


Additive Manufacturing - Space is not the final frontier

In this interview Tim Haidar from Defence IQ catches up with Alan Cox R&D Manager, Airbus

Additive manufacturing has been in place in one form or another for the past three decades and is increasingly becoming a part of the literal fabric of many of the world's core industries. In this interview, we look at the space industry in particular and the benefits that additive manufacturing can have in this sector and potentially the wider manufacturing fold.

Life Cycle Cooperation between EADS IW and EOS - Whitepaper

Life cycle considerations are becoming increasingly important due to the need to consider sustainability – economy, quality and environment – in industry. But where a machine supplier or a material provider would traditionally conduct this type of analysis on their own, we wanted to develop a new approach clustering the different protagonists involved in the life cycle of one product in order to produce a single combined study.

With this study we would like to present a new form of cooperation – a so called “Life Cycle cooperation”.

EOS Customer Case Study Aerospace - Airbus

How to overcome the challenge of Cost-effective production of optimized retaining brackets for the connection of components in telecommunication satellites?

- Faster production of thermally highly stressed components by using Additive Manufacturing technology for metal parts offered by EOS.

EOS Customer Reference – Aerospace - ArianeGroup

How to overcome the challenge of Production of an injection head for rocket engines with as few components as possible and lower unit costs?

Understand by - Ariane 6 propulsion module: Simplified by additive manufacturing.


Advanced Applications of 3D Printing: From Prototypes and Parts

3D printing – the additive fabrication of objects by depositing and patterning successive layers of material – has been touted as an enabling platform for applications ranging from lighter, more efficient aircraft and advanced prosthetics to homemade firearms and lab-grown organs. Anthony Vicari, Research Associate at Lux Research, provides this brief report on performance improvements in this space and why additional research and development is needed for these processes to reach commercial maturity.

EOS Customer Case Study - Aerospace - MTU Aero engines

An Intelligent Strategy for Achieving Excellence: MTU Relies on Additive Manufacturing for its Series Component Production.

EOS Customer Case study Aerospace RUAG-citim

How to overcome the challenge To develop an extremely lightweight and robust antenna bracket for Sentinel satellites?

Flow measurement probes from Vectoflow—highly robust thanks to additive manufacturing and EOS - Case Study

How to produce robust probes for measuring speed and temperature in turbo engines? Experts say by the use of Additive manufacture of extremely robust and at the same time thin probes featuring a long service life and precise measurements can help solve this problem. The given case study helps understand this deeply.


2017 Attendee list

The Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Space Forum moves to Munich, Germany for the first time in 2018. Munich is one of the most dynamic, high-tech cities in all of Europe and a city that has established itself at the cutting edge of additive manufacturing technology. 

In 2017 we had 100 + attendees and 2018 evnet is expected to be our biggest yet!

No other event can offer face-to-face time with this additive community - we have limited availability for involvement, so if you are interested in finding out how to get involved please contact Jamal Bullen on: +44 (0) 207 368 9300 or sponsorship@iqpc.co.uk