3D technologies set to up aerospace companies’ competitive edge

3D or additive manufacturing technologies are set to enable aerospace companies to become more competitive, according to industry experts at the NAMIC Aerospace Summit on Thursday (Apr 6). According to GE Aviation vice president for Industrialisation Dr Sanjay Correa, 3D printing will complement the growth of the aerospace industry by helping to lower manufacturing costs and allowing greater flexibility in design. Agreeing, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) managing director Ho Chaw Sing said costs and environmental concerns are key drivers for the development of 3D printing industry.The application of 3D printing is also different across players in the industry, said Mr Sia Kheng Yok, chief executive of Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore (AAIS). Source: Channel News Asia To find out more or watch the news clip, click