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Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market 2016-2020

Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market 2016-2020

About Aerospace 3D Printing

3D printing manufacturing refers to the process of synthesizing successive layers of materials with the support of computerized control technology to create an object or component. This process empowers manufacturers to produce small and micro-components of almost any shape or size. It also allows the manufacturers to reduce the overall weight of the components, thus substantially reducing the overall weight of an aircraft. This innovative printing method allows cost-efficient and just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing of parts. It also permits quick design and rapid changes of internal features of the components, which would not be possible with traditional manufacturing methods.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global aerospace 3D printing market to grow at a CAGR of 55.85% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global aerospace 3D printing market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated in the overall market from the procurement of aircraft components and subsystems that are manufactured using 3D printing technology.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • GE
  • Honeywell International
  • Rolls-Royce
Other prominent vendors
  • AERIA Luxury Interiors
  • JBRND
  • Moog
  • MTU Aero Engines
  • Norsk Titanium
  • Pratt & Whitney
Market driver
  • Convenience in printing larger components.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Convenience in printing larger components.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Influence of 3D printing on aircraft interiors.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global aerospace 3D printing market: Airbus, Boeing, GE, Honeywell International, and Rolls-Royce.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: AERIA Luxury Interiors, JBRND, Moog, MTU Aero Engines, Norsk Titanium, and Pratt & Whitney.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is influence of 3D printing on aircraft interiors. 3D printing enables the fabrication of continuous units, i.e., the features are combined in one part, which brings down the material usage, extra hardware and attachment, as well as the overall weight. Some of the components that can benefit from 3D printing are air ducts, wall panels, and seat framework, which will make the production of complex geometries and organic shapes more convenient and lightweight. These advanced manufacturing processes are expedient when the carriers want to accommodate more passengers by adding seats. Furthermore, the use of 3D printing techniques can be employed to make the panels, overhead compartments, and seat components.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is miniaturization of jet engines. 3D printing not only contributes to the overall weight reduction of the aircraft but also enables miniaturization of aircraft components. This, in turn, results in fuel efficiency and a lower operating cost. When a gas turbine utilizes pulsed injection of fuel instead of a constant injection, the pressure in both the compressor and combustion chamber increases. This enables the design of smaller and lighter compressor systems, which saves a considerable amount of fuel. The pulsed injection, however, results in periodic blockage and detonations, and the resultant shock waves affect the other parts of the engine.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is 3D printing cannot replace conventional manufacturing. With greater disruptiveness of the additive manufacturing technologies, 3D-printed joints are expected to be increasingly used across the aerospace domain. However, it will not replace traditional components in all aspects. Instead, it will act as a high-performance tool with numerous capabilities to improve conventional methodologies. 3D-printed components are often produced by joining or fusing two separate, homogeneous materials. These parts are usually difficult to separate, thus projecting a challenge during recycling. The proprietary ‘hyper joint’ technology by Airbus represents such a challenge. Airbus is already working toward developing the most economically viable way of separating the parts of the joint.



Companies Mentioned

Airbus, Boeing, GE, Honeywell International, Rolls-Royce, AERIA Luxury Interiors, JBRND, Moog, MTU Aero Engines, Norsk Titanium, Pratt & Whitney.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
  • Market research methodology
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Comparisons between 3D printing and conventional manufacturing technologies
  • Market landscape
    • Key takeaways
      • Table Key takeaways of global aerospace 3D printing market
      • Table Key buying criteria in global aerospace 3D printing market
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation global aerospace 3D printing market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global aerospace 3D printing market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by aircraft parts
    • Table Global aerospace 3D printing market segmentation by aircraft parts 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global aerospace 3D printing market segmentation by aircraft parts 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global 3D printing aircraft components market
      • Table Global 3D printing aircraft components market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Firm orders for Boeing 777X aircraft as of June 2015 (in units)
    • Global 3D printing airframe market
      • Table Global 3D printing airframe market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global other 3D printed aircraft component market
      • Table Global other 3D printed aircraft component market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global aerospace 3D printing market by geography
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global aerospace 3D printing market 2015 and 2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global aerospace 3D printing market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Aerospace 3D printing market in Americas
      • Table Aerospace 3D printing market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Aerospace 3D printing market in APAC
      • Table Aerospace 3D printing market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Aircraft deliveries in APAC by types during 2015-2034 (in units)
    • Aerospace 3D printing market in EMEA
      • Table Aerospace 3D printing market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Expected fleet development in EMEA 2015-2020 (in units)
  • Market drivers
    • Miniaturization of jet engines
    • Convenience in printing larger components
    • Demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient aircraft
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • 3D printing cannot replace conventional manufacturing
    • Limited economy of scale
    • Manufacturing and procedural constraints
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Influence of 3D printing on aircraft interiors
    • 3D printing of screw threads
    • 3D printing can produce new-age fasteners
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Global aerospace 3D printing market: Benchmarking 2015
      • Table Major vendors in global aerospace 3D printing market 2015
    • Airbus
      • Table Airbus: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Airbus: Key product portfolio
    • Boeing
      • Table Boeing: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Boeing: Key product portfolio
    • GE
      • Table GE: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table GE: Key products
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Honeywell International: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Honeywell International: Key business offerings
    • Rolls-Royce
      • Table Rolls-Royce: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Rolls-Royce: Key products and services
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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