Thinking ahead the Future of Additive Manufacturing – Analysis of Promising Industries

Thinking ahead the Future of Additive Manufacturing – Analysis of Promising Industries

Jürgen Gausemeier (Scientific Coordination) , Niklas Echterhoff , Martin Kokoschka , Marina Wall

Erscheinungsjahr: 2011
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The present study is the fi rst of three public studies resulting from the project “Opportunities and Barriers of Direct Manufacturing technologies for the Aerospace Industry and adapted others”. The project is performed by the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) and the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn, Germany.

Object of the project are future infl uences spurring an increase in market relevance of Direct Manufacturing (DM) technologies in the aerospace industry and further adapted industries. Based on future influences, a strategic planning of future DM-applications and a planning of technologies required for the most promising applications within the next 10 years, is carried out. This enables the DMRC and its partners to be one step ahead of respectably competitive research centers worldwide. Especially, material and tool-providers of the DMRC can signifi cantly benefit from the strategic planning of future applications, as it serves as a support to convince their customers to use DM-technologies extensively.

Goal of the project are three public and one confi dential study lining out the opportunities and barriers of DM-technologies for aerospace industry and further adapted and promising industries. While the public versions present an overview of the results, the confi dential version encompasses all results in detail.