3D Printing in Aerospace and Defense – Thematic Intelligence

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3D Printing in Aerospace and Defense Thematic Report Overview

The 3D printing industry has made its mark on the manufacturing world and become an essential part of the defense industrial supply chain. The software segment of the industry will deliver the fastest growth as companies prioritize adopting workflow automation tools. This is because automation enables companies to reduce the time and cost of the production cycle, facilitating 3D printing’s transition into mass manufacturing. This growth reflects the potential and hope encapsulated in this technology.

The 3D Printing in Aerospace and Defense thematic intelligence report gives you an in-depth insight into the 3D printing market and the impact it will have on the aerospace and defense industry. It further entails a deep-dive analysis of the industry, including real-life use case studies that showcase the impact of 3D printing on aerospace and defense. The report identifies the key market trends that will shape 3D printing over the coming years and gives an insight into the market players and the competitive landscape within the theme.

Report Pages 69
Regions Covered Global
Value Chain ·        Hardware

·        Materials

·        Software

·        Services

Key Trends ·        Technology Trends

·        Macroeconomic Trends

·        Regulatory Trends

Leading  Aerospace and Defense Companies ·        AI Space Factory

·        Airbus

·        ArianeGroup

Leading Public Companies ·        Autodesk

·        BASF

·        BICO

Leading Private Companies ·        3Yourmind

·        Carbon

·        Formlabs

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3D Printing in Aerospace and Defense – Key Trends

The primary trends that will shape the 3D printing theme over the next 12 to 24 months are classified into technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

  • Technology trends: The key technology trends impacting the 3D printing theme are the increased use of binder jetting technologies, increasing speed of 3D printing machines, software developments, adoption of workflow automation, and traceability and repeatability, among others.
  • Macroeconomic trends: ESG adoption, a spike in M&A activity, 3D printing of tools and spare parts for specific repairs, and education of current and future engineers regarding the value of 3D printing are a few of the key macroeconomic trends expected to drive the market.
  • Regulatory trends: Standardization for 3D printing, use of encryption for safeguarding intellectual property, and tackling questions about product liability are part of the regulatory trends impacting the 3D printing market.

3D Printing in Aerospace and Defense – Industry Analysis

3D printing became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic for providing replacement parts and alleviating supply chain disruption. However, the slow post-COVID-19 recovery, coupled with the economic shock of the Russia-Ukraine war, has been challenging for the 3D printing industry to navigate through. The macroeconomic and environmental forces shaping the manufacturing landscape will have just as significant an impact on the 3D printing industry’s growth as technological advances.

The 3D Printing in Aerospace and Defense industry analysis also covers:

  • Use cases
  • Timeline

3D Printing Market, 2019-2030

3D Printing Market, 2019-2030

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3D Printing in Aerospace and Defense - Value Chain Analysis

The 3D printing value chain consists of hardware, materials, software, and services.

Hardware: The hardware value chain can be further segmented into metal printers, polymer and ceramic printers, bioprinters, and post-processing machines. Metal printing will be an area of keen interest in the industry over the coming years. In 2022, the launch of new machines, notably by HP, and significant M&A activity by Desktop Metal and Markforged led to growing competition. The polymers, ceramics, and bioprinting sectors are equally competitive as well. In addition, post-processing, which occurs at the end of the 3D printing process, has become increasingly significant. A rising number of organizations consider 3D printing as an industrial-grade manufacturing alternative with accompanying industrial volumes.

3D Printing Value Chain Analysis

3D Printing Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Aerospace and Defense Companies

A few leading aerospace and defense companies making their mark within the 3D printing theme are:

  • AI Space Factory
  • Airbus
  • ArianeGroup

Leading Public Companies

The leading listed players associated with the 3D printing theme are:

  • Autodesk
  • BASF
  • BICO

Leading Private Companies

The leading private companies associated with the 3D printing theme are:

  • 3Yourmind
  • Carbon
  • Formlabs

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3D Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our power sector scorecard has three screens: A thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

3D Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

3D Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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• The key technology and commercialisation challenges that 3D printing technologies industry faces are covered.

• The investment opportunities for prime contractors, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole 3D printing value chain are covered.

• Highlights from the range of different sustainability programs currently being undertaken by various defense and aerospace companies.

Key Highlights

  • Scientific overview of 3D printing
  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the market.
  • Analysis of the various military and civilian hypersonic technologies programs currently under development, their history, and projections on future development initiatives.

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.
  • Gaining an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the 3D printing theme.
  • Understand how spending on 3D printing will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

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Hanwha Defense
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Lockheed Martin
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Northrop Grumman
Safran Spirit
JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Brahmos Aerospace
HTPN Industries
Hypersonix Launch Systems
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Reaction Engines
Rhea Space Activity
Space Transportation
Ursa Major Technologies
Venus Aerospace

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Technology Briefing

    • 3.1. The seven types of 3D printing technology
    • 3.2. The cost of 3D printing

  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends
    • 4.4. Aerospace and defense trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. Market size and growth forecasts
    • 5.2. Use cases
    • 5.3. Timeline

  • 6. Signals

    • 6.1. M&A trends
    • 6.2. Patent trends
    • 6.3. Company filing trends
    • 6.4. Hiring trends
    • 6.5. Social media trends

  • 7. Value Chain

    • 7.1. Hardware
    • 7.2. Materials
    • 7.3. Software
    • 7.4. Services

  • 8. Companies

    • 8.1. Aerospace and defense companies
    • 8.2. Militaries
    • 8.3. Public companies
    • 8.4. Private companies

  • 9. Sector Scorecards

    • 9.1. 3D sector scorecard

  • 10. Glossary
  • 11. Further Reading
  • 12. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 13. About GlobalData
  • 14. Contact Us

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