Exploring the Potential of 3D Printing in Aerospace Engineering

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Jamel Boehm


3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has emerged as a disruptive technology with significant potential in the field of aerospace engineering. This journal paper aims to explore the potential of 3D printing in aerospace engineering, highlighting its applications, benefits, and challenges. The paper discusses the advancements in materials, processes, and design methodologies that have enabled the adoption of 3D printing in the aerospace industry. It examines the use of 3D printing for rapid prototyping, production of complex geometries, lightweight structures, and customization of aerospace components. The paper also addresses the challenges related to material properties, process control, certification, and scalability. By analyzing the latest research and industry developments, this paper serves as a valuable resource for aerospace engineers, researchers, and policymakers seeking to leverage the capabilities of 3D printing for enhanced performance, efficiency, and innovation in aerospace engineering.

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