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Additive Manufacturing for the Drone/UAV Industry: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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