Additive Manufacturing


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Course Outcome

After completion of the course, the reader should be aware of the main advantages and difficulties of Additive Manufacturing (AM), especially 3D Printing, in today’s aerospace applications. The reader will gain an understanding of some of the most important AM methods and the materials that are commonly used. Also the reader will have comprehend the potential for future applications of this technology.

Why Learn about Additive Manufacturing?

AM is one of the fastest growing methods especially in advanced aerospace applications.  The purpose of this module is to provide the reader with an overview of the fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing, and implications for and applications in the aerospace field. Within the content of this course, an introductory overview the most important aspects of Additive Manufacturing are presented as well as a comparison with traditional manufacturing methods. A brief evolution of AM technologies, with special focus on 3D Printing, is also described with the methods and materials used in today’s aerospace applications.


  1. Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  2. AM Methods and Materials
  3. AM Advantages and Limitations
  4. AM Economic Aspects
  5. AM in the Aerospace Industry
  6. AM Parts Certification