In this report, the firm Automotive and Transport Market Research Reports projects that the yearly value of AM manufactured parts in the UAV industry to reach $1.9 billion, driving over $400 million in yearly sales of Additive Fabrication equipment, software, materials and services.
The UAV Additive Manufacturing report also provides information on which companies and institutions in the space infrastructure industry are using Additive Fabrication today, with relevant case studies. Key firms in the UAV AM segment include: Boeing, CRP Group, DJI, EHANG, EOS, General Atomics, HP, Hubsan, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), Parrot, Ricoh, Stratasys, 3D Systems and 3DR.
The report includes an in-depth analysis of the material used for UAV AM prototyping 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. This report quantifies the projected value of additive manufactured parts and identifies the most commercially important technologies, materials and applications in 3D printing of UAV 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 UAV industry, including defense, commercial and consumer applications.