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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR THE DRONE/UAV INDUSTRY: AN OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND TEN-YEAR FORECAST

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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR THE DRONE/UAV INDUSTRY: AN OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND TEN-YEAR FORECAST
Published: July 27, 2017 Content info: 52 Pages
Description

This report quantifies the projected value of additive manufactured parts and identifies the most commercially important technologies, materials and applications in 3D printing of drone parts for prototyping, production and replacement. The analysis includes ten-year forecasts of the materials, hardware, software and AM services, both in terms of demand and revenues. Granular geographic and part type information completes this first ever accurate study of the potential for AM in the rapidly evolving drone industry, including defense, commercial and consumer applications.

The Drone AM report also provides information on which companies and institutions in the space infrastructure industry are using additive manufacturing today, with relevant case studies. Key firms in the drone AM segment include: DJI, 3DR, Parrot, Hubsan, EHANG, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, Boeing, Stratasys, 3D Systems, CRP Group, Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), HP, EOS, Ricoh.

The report includes an in-depth analysis of the material used for drone AM protoyping and production, which takes into consideration both high performance polymers and metals as well as composites, ceramics and technologies for direct 3D printing of electronics.

Table of Contents
Product Code: SMP-AM-DRONE17-0717

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Key Benefits of AM for Drone Manufacturing

  • 1.1 Benefits of AM for Drone Manufacturing and Development
    • 1.1.1 Drone Parts That Can Be 3D Printed Today
  • 1.2 Additive Manufacturing of Drones for Defense
  • 1.3 Timeline for Adoption of AM in Drone Manufacturing
  • 1.4 The Market for AM in Drone Manufacturing
  • 1.5 Forecasted Value of Additively Manufactured Drone Parts
  • 1.6 Geographic Considerations
  • 1.7 Methodology
  • 1.8 Key Points from This Chapter

Chapter Two: Emerging Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in Drone Manufacturing

  • 2.1 Polymer AM Processes in Drone Manufacturing
    • 2.1.1 Trends in Polymer and Composite Powder Bed Fusion for Drone Manufacturing
    • 2.1.2 Trends in Polymer (and Composite) Material Extrusion for Drone Manufacturing
    • 2.1.3 Trends in Photopolymerization Processes for Drone Manufacturing
    • 2.1.4 Forecast of Polymer AM Hardware Sales in Drone Manufacturing
  • 2.2 Metal AM Processes Used in Drone Manufacturing
    • 2.2.1 Metal Powder Bed Fusion
    • 2.2.2 Metal Deposition (DED)
    • 2.2.3 Metal Binder Jetting
    • 2.2.4 Forecast of Metal AM Hardware Sales in Drone Manufacturing
  • 2.3 Composite 3D Printing Technologies Used in Drone Manufacturing
  • 2.4 Electronics 3D Printing Technologies in Drone Manufacturing
    • 2.4.1 Optomec
    • 2.4.2 Nano Dimension
    • 2.4.3 ChemCubed
    • 2.4.4 Voxel8
  • 2.5 Role of Specialist Service Bureaus in Drone Manufacturing
  • 2.6 Ten-Year Forecast of Specialist Service Bureaus
  • 2.7 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Integrating AM into Drone Part Development and Production

  • 3.1 Implementing Generative Design Tools for Drone Manufacturing
    • 3.1.1 Topology Optimization and Trabecular/ Lattice Structures for AM Optimized Parts
  • 3.2 AM Software Used in Drone Development and Production
    • 3.2.1 Ten-Year Forecast for Key Software Used in Additive Manufacturing of Drone Parts
  • 3.3 Incidence of AM in Drone Manufacturing
    • 3.3.1 Ten-Year Forecast of Drone AM Part Production Value
    • 3.3.2 Geographic Considerations
  • 3.4 Materials for Additive Manufacturing of Drone Parts
    • 3.4.1 Ten-Year Forecast for Metal AM Materials Demand in Drone Manufacturing
    • 3.4.2 Ten-Year Forecast for Polymer AM Materials Demand in Drone Manufacturing
  • 3.5 Key Points from This Chapter

APPENDIX: Leading Drone Manufacturing Companies

  • A.1 Leading Consumer Drone Manufacturers
  • A.2 Leading Commercial Drone Manufacturers
  • A.3 Leading Defense Drone Manufacturers

About SmarTech Publishing

About the Analyst

Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1-1: Primary Factors Favoring and Limiting Adoption of AM for Drone Manufacturing
  • Exhibit 1-2: Typical Drone Parts that can be Additively Manufactured and Practical Applications
  • Exhibit 1-3: A Timeline for Adoption of AM in Drone Manufacturing
  • Exhibit 1-4: Total AM Revenues for Drone Manufacturing ($USM) 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 1-5: AM Segment Revenues for Drone Manufacturing Industry 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 1-6: Comparison Between Value of AM in Major Drone Industry Manufacturing Segments 2016-2027 ($USM)
  • Exhibit 1-7: Comparison Between AM Revenues in Drone Manufacturing by Geographic Area 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 2-1: Polymer AM Technologies for Drone Manufacturing
  • Exhibit 2-2: Polymer AM Hardware YoY Revenue Growth Trends by Technology, 2016-2017
  • Exhibit 2-3: Polymer HW Unit Sales in Drone Manufacturing, 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 2-4: Polymer AM Hardware Sales in Drone Manufacturing ($USM), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 2-5: Nationality of Leading Metal AM System Manufacturers and Relative Technologies
  • Exhibit 2-6: Metal AM Hardware YoY Revenue Growth Trends in Drone Manufacturing, 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 2-7: Metal HW AM Units in Drone Manufacturing, 2016-2027 26
  • Exhibit 2-8: Metal AM HW Revenues in Drone Manufacturing ($USM), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 2-9: AM Service Revenues in the Drone Manufacturing Industry ($USM), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-1: Leading AM Software Products Used in the Drone Manufacturing Industry
  • Exhibit 3-2: AM Software Revenues for Drone Manufacturing by Software Type ($USM) 2016 - 2027
  • Exhibit 3-3: Forecasted Value of Additively Manufactured Drone Parts, Components and Prototypes, by Drone Market Segment ($USB)
  • Exhibit 3-4: Defense Drone AM Part Value by Geographic Macro-Region
  • Exhibit 3-5: Commercial AM Drone Parts Value by Geographic Macro-Region ($USM) 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-6: Personal AM Drone Parts Value by Geographic Macro-Region, 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-7: AM Powder Metal Shipments for Drone Manufacturing (Kg), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-8: AM Metal Powder Revenues in Drone Manufacturing
  • Exhibit 3-9: Thermoplastic Filament Shipments in Additive Manufacturing of Drones
  • Exhibit 3-10: Thermoplastic Filament Revenues in Additive Manufacturing of Drones ($USM), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-11: Thermoplastic Powder Shipments for Additive Manufacturing of Drones (Kgs), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-12: Thermoplastic Powder Revenues in Additive Manufacturing of Drones ($USM), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-13: Photopolymer Shipments for Additive Manufacturing of Drones (Kg), 2016-2027
  • Exhibit 3-14: Photopolymer Shipments for Additive Manufacturing of Drones ($USM), 2016-2027
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