Additive manufacturing is changing the paradigm in the aviation industry. It provides opportunities to manufacture the complex parts that are too difficult to produce with legacy machining techniques like turning and milling operations. On the other hand, additive manufacturing provides advantages for weight reduction activities which has a vital importance in the aviation industry. Weight reduction directly reduces the cost of flight and hence provides opportunities for reducing the carbon emissions. In this paper, the correlation between additive manufacturing techniques and weight reduction is provided aiming to create situational awareness for academics, researchers and technical teams in their future studies.
Keywords : Additive Manufacturing, Aviation Industry, Weight Reduction.