The most matured market in utilisation of additive manufacturing techniques is the Aerospace & Defence sectors upgrading from prototyping to productionising the process. It is believed that Aero companies are willing to pay up to €1,000 to reduce 1 kg of weight from the aircraft and for space projects this value can go up to €10,000. Light weighting and topology optimization of components is one of the most popular applications in this industry” in the aerospace & defence section.
In many cases, 3D printing of parts has proven to be more cost-effective than machining them from solid blocks of expensive material such as Titanium. Multiple instances of part consolidation have been successfully demonstrated and have been productionised. amace solutions has the capability to design & analyse parts for AM, print them in metal and perform post-processing operations on them meeting the desired specifications.