Alongside automotive, aerospace is an industry where 3D Printing is believed to replace traditional production processes. Additive printing provides the means of creating complex aircraft elements without the need to produce and assemble numerous small components.
This innovation will allow the aerospace industry to manufacture lighter equally durable but considerably cheaper products than those made of metal. In the process of modern airplane production to reduce the mass of used materials metal parts are substituted with plastics ones. The use of 3D Printing enables the change in airplane construction to make it optimal in use as well as production.
In time, additive printing technology, currently used mainly in rapid prototyping will become an important support in small-lot production and manufacturing fully functional components.