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


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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.


Additive Manufacturing - On the cusp of a defence, aerospace and space revolution Info-graphic

We went to our community of additive manufacturing professionals to find out what the present and future hold for the applications of this cutting-edge technology in Aerospace, Defence and Space.


Insights into how GE is using Additive Manufacturing from their Additive Technologies Leader

Read the article by Michael Petch, editor-in-chief at 3D Printing Industry about the recent event. 


Additive Manuafacturing for Aerospace, Defence and Space Trends and Analysis 2016

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to transform military supply chains and profoundly change the dynamics of the aerospace and defence industry. Despite being around since the 1980s, the technology is rapidly developing into a commercially viable alternative to traditional manufacturing processes, pushing engineering boundaries and allowing companies to make complex objects and products never before possible.

Ahead of the Additive Manufacturing for Defence and Aerospace summit in March 2016, Defence IQ commissioned a survey of AM experts and A&D industry professionals, which is the first of its kind, to gauge how the market is evolving and to identify the key trends as AM methods grow from small research projects into large scale production runs.

Based on a survey of 126 industry experts, this report looks to analyse the data and provide an insight into the AM market for defence and aerospace. It explores the key benefits and challenges of the technology, who the market leaders are in this space, which organisations should lead efforts to standardise certification and quality controls, and asks the likelihood of AM being standard practice in the future.

Additive Uncovered: Debunking the Myths of Additive Manufacturing

Aerospace and Defence currently represents over 10 percent of the global Additive Manufacturing (AM) market. The metal AM sector alone has grown by over 70 percent in the last 15 years and industry primes widely acknowledge that AM will usher in a new era of design innovation and be pivotal in reducing production costs and simplifying logistics in the future. While the numbers are impressive, the domain is still blighted by confusion, misconception and anxiety among those who hope to leverage these changes and incorporate them into their own processes to ultimately – somehow – make huge cost-savings. Defence IQ has set out to begin sifting fact from fiction...

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.

Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace, Defence and Space - Industry Perspectives

Ahead of the Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Defence & Space summit in March 2016, Defence IQ interviewed three leading companies in the sector to understand more about the market from an industry perspective. In this feature Stratasys, Materialise and Laser Lines discuss the challenges and opportunities additive manufacturing (AM) presents in the aerospace, defence and space (ADS) sector. They give their exclusive insight on how the market is evolving and identify the key trends as AM methods grow from small research projects into large scale production runs.

Each company offered their opinion on six questions, including the benefits of AM for ADS and why these are not necessarily applicable across all sectors, insight on how they plan to expand in the ADS market, and where future investment lies.


Additive Uncovered: The Benefits & Challenges of Additive Manufacturing for Defence

Additive Manufacturing (AM), otherwise known as 3D Printing, has been described as the ‘second industrial revolution’ due to its potential to impact on all industry sectors. For the defence industry, AM has been successful in prototyping but recent years have seen a clear push towards end-part production as the cost of machinery begins to fall. The question is, why should defence companies bother going through the effort? View the infographic to find out...

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The outlook for 3D printing in aerospace and defence

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it is more commonly known, will transform military supply chains and profoundly change the dynamics of the aerospace and defence (A&D) industry.


2017 Sample Attendee List

A selection of attendees already booked on to this year's forum.