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Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
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Additive manufacturing (3D printing)


Additive manufacturing (AM), also referred to as 3D printing, is an innovative production approach using digital processes to reduce the weight and increase the strength of parts and components of a system or product. As this advanced technology continues to progress, bringing greater flexibility and efficiency to manufacturing, it is expected to transform aircraft production in the next few years. Aerospace companies are already integrating AM technology into their planning strategies and using 3D printing for prototyping — with applications ranging from full-scale enclosures to concept models.

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