Previous Editions

In this overview you will find the presentations of the previous editions of the Aerospace 3D Printing Conference.

2021 |


Opening & Welcome
Pieter Hermans, CEO, Jakajima, Read more..
Marc de SmitMarc de Smit, R&D Engineer, Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), on 'Development of Magnesium Laser Powder Bed Fusion to manufacture light-weight components for Aerospace applications', Read more..
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ina ludwigIna Ludwig, Business Development Manager Aerospace & Metal Powder Researcher, Fraunhofer IAPT, on 'Increasing resource efficiency of aviation by innovative materials and bionic design for metal components made by additive manufacturing', Read more..
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nick cruchleyNick Cruchley, Advanced Research Engineer, MTC - Manufacturing Technology Centre, on 'Challenges of manufacturing an layout optimised Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (EB-PBF) component for aerospace flight', Read more..
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alejandro lopez Alejandro Lopez, EMEA Application Engineer, nTopology, on 'Next generation Design Software for 3D Printed Aerospace Components', Read more
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Paolo CalzaPaolo Calza, Additive Design & Technologies - Manager, Avio Aero - a GE Aviation Business, on 'Additive Manufacturing in Avio Aero', Read more..
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fedor antonovFedor Antonov, CEO, Anisoprint, on '3D printing with composite materials for aerospace applications', Read more..
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The presentations at the previous editions covered several topics.

  • Engines
    • The 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing of both jet engine prototypes and end-use parts has a significant impact on development and production of engines.
  • Interior
    • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing enables aerospace companies to produce tailor-made, high-quality parts for cabin and cockpit equipment.
  • Airplane Parts
    • Reducing complex assemblies from many parts to few parts, is one example of the applyting 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing.
  • UAV / UAS
    • Cost-effective production of prototypes and small production runs play an important role in the growing market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
  • Manufacturing tools
    • 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing revolutionizes mold tool design and production, but can also be used for producing custom tools, jigs, fixtures etc.
  • Space
    • Being able to 3D print objects on space missions would also allow us certain flexibility in our solution-finding processes. Situations and conditions on a space or analogue mission always vary to some extent from what was expected during the planning process.
  • MRO
    • Maintence, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) In the field of aviation, MRO is a supporting industry. MRO companies for airlines have trained staff and all the equipment necessary to perform the repair and maintenance. Aviation MRO services have become the backbone to airline industry because they are responsible for keeping the flights on time as they continually show their duties to make the aircrafts functional on time. 3D Printing offers huge opportunities for this ever growing industry.

If you fly in a plane in the next few years, you are statistically likely to be flying in one that contains 3D-printed parts. The Aerospace industry is a great example of utilization of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing (AM).

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).

During the Aerospace 3D Printing Conference the (inter)national speakers will present their view and experience on this fast developing market.

This conference has been organised by Jakajima