Not only OEMs, and suppliers are applying 3D Printing, but airlines are seeing the potential and are investing in 3D printing capabilities within their own facilities.
However there are some roadblocks to be taken, like the slow adoption of achieving airworthiness certification from authorities such as the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). And there are some additional challenges to overcome:
- Powders and resins can be expensive and not always tailored/designed for 3D Printing
- Product quality is not consistent enough between batches and/or machines.
- Lack of in-line monitoring/control.
- Post-processing is essential but expensive
The Conference, which covers the above topics, offers aerospace professionals the chance to learn about and to look at challenges / opportunities from different perspectives using 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing in their professional use.
Who should attend?
Any person who is involved in the value chain of creating / manufacturing aerospace products / services, from designer to engineer, from researcher to supplier, from toolmaker to software developer and from quality control to production. We invite you to visit the website to find out why you should attend the conference.