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Metal Additive Manufacturing Cycle in Aerospace Industry: A Comprehensive Review

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Mechanical Technology & Automation, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Active Space Technologies, Actividades Aeroespaciais S.A., Parque Industrial de Taveiro, Lote12, 3045-508 Coimbra, Portugal
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J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2019, 3(3), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp3030052
Received: 29 May 2019 / Revised: 13 June 2019 / Accepted: 21 June 2019 / Published: 26 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Development in Metal Additive Manufacturing)
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Abstract

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is the forefront of advanced manufacturing technologies and has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing, with a dramatic change in the design and project paradigms. A comprehensive review of existent metal AM processes, processable materials, respective defects and inspection methods (destructive and non-destructive) is presented in a succinct manner. Particularly, the AM design optimization methodologies are reviewed and their threats and constraints discussed. Finally, an aerospace industry case study is presented and several cost-effective examples are enumerated. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal AM processes; inspection methods; AM defects; design optimization; aerospace structures metal AM processes; inspection methods; AM defects; design optimization; aerospace structures
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Barroqueiro, B.; Andrade-Campos, A.; Valente, R.A.F.; Neto, V. Metal Additive Manufacturing Cycle in Aerospace Industry: A Comprehensive Review. J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2019, 3, 52.

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