Research notes address additive manufacturing in aerospace and aviation and metal additive manufacturing in firearms

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, September 13, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Industry analyst firm SmartTech has just posted two new research notes to its website. The research notes address opportunities for additive manufacturing in aerospace (aircraft, space and UAVs) and for metal additive manufacturing and firearms. They can be accessed for free downloading at

About the Research Notes

Metal Additive Manufacturing and Firearms–An Intersecting Opportunity

In a continued mission to move metal additive manufacturing technologies further into the global manufacturing community, the concurrent efforts to develop new applications while refining processes have brought metal AM into exciting new possibilities beyond the early adopter markets of aerospace and orthopedics. A myriad of economic, political, and technical factors may be forming to create a new significant market for several metal AM technologies in a global industry worth an estimated $11B in the U.S. alone–firearms.

Aircraft, Spacecraft and Drones: The Future of Industrial Production Takes Off with Additive Manufacturing

Of all the industrial sectors that are bound to benefit from the transition to additive manufacturing production, the aerospace industry is where the most significant revenue opportunities are arising and will continue to arise in the foreseeable future. SmarTech Publishing provides an in-depth analysis of the specific opportunities in major aerospace segments in three new reports which focus on civil aviation, space-borne parts and UAVs (drones).

The combined, overall revenue opportunity for AM hardware, software, materials, services and parts in these three booming industry segments is expected to grow to over $20 billion by 2027. This conclusion is in line with overall expectations for the AM industry, which sees AM representing between 1% and 2% of the $12 trillion manufacturing industry by 2030.

Related Reports:

The research notes were drawn from previously issued market studies that include:

Additive Manufacturing for the Drone/UAV Industry
Additive Manufacturing for Space Industry Applications
Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace 2017 – Civil Aviation
Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders 2017: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast

About SmarTech:

Since 2013 SmarTech Publishing has published reports on all the important revenue opportunities in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing sector and is considered the leading industry analyst firm providing coverage of this sector. Our company has a client roster that includes the largest 3D printer firms, materials firms and investors in the 3DP/AM sector.

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