Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry

Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry

1st Edition - February 15, 2019

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  • Editors: Francis Froes, Rodney Boyer
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128140628
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128140635

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Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry explores the design, processing, metallurgy and applications of additive manufacturing (AM) within the aerospace industry. The book's editors have assembled an international team of experts who discuss recent developments and the future prospects of additive manufacturing. The work includes a review of the advantages of AM over conventionally subtractive fabrication, including cost considerations. Microstructures and mechanical properties are also presented, along with examples of components fabricated by AM. Readers will find information on a broad range of materials and processes used in additive manufacturing. It is ideal reading for those in academia, government labs, component fabricators, and research institutes, but will also appeal to all sectors of the aerospace industry.

Key Features

  • Provides information on a broad range of materials and processes used in additive manufacturing
  • Presents recent developments in the design and applications of additive manufacturing specific to the aerospace industry
  • Covers a wide array of materials for use in the additive manufacturing of aerospace parts
  • Discusses current standards in the area of aerospace AM parts


Researchers from universities, institutes, and companies in the fields of materials and manufacturing involved in aerospace, as engineers in the aerospace industry; undergraduate and higher degree research students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Aerospace Materials Requirements and the Role of Additive Manufacturing
    Francis Herbert Froes and Rod Boyer
    2. Review of Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Applications in the Aerospace Industry
    Andres Tovar, Joel C. Najmon and Sajjad Raeisi
    3. Qualification of Metal Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications
    Mohsen Seifi
    4. High Quality Additive Manufactured Parts via Wire Feed/Plasma Arc Technology for Aerospace
    Pedrum Sodouri
    5. Design for Metal Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications
    Manish Kamal
    6. Structure formation in A.M. processes of  Titanium and Ni-base alloys
    Igor Stepanovich Polkin
    7. Measurement of Powder Characteristics and Quality for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace Alloys
    Chris Schade
    8. The influence of processing and heat treatment parameters on selective laser melted aluminium alloy A357
    Jeremy Heng Rao
    9. Novel process monitoring techniques and materials in Additive Manufacturing
    Ankit Saharan and Kevin Minet
    10. Fusion and/or Solid State Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications
    James C. Withers
    11. Wire Feed Technology for Additive Manufacturing of Ti- 6Al-4V
    Arash Ghabchi
    12. Profile Electron Beam 3-D Printing
    Orest Ivasishin and Dmytro Kovalchuk
    13. Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Aluminides
    Wei Chen
    14. Aerospace applications of the SLM process of functional and functional graded metal-matrix composites based on titanium or Ni-Cr
    Igor V. Shishkovsky
    15. Surface Roughness and Fatigue Properties of Selective Laser Melted Ti-6Al-4V Alloy as a Function of Processing Conditions
    Zhuoer Chen
    16. AM Al alloys
    Paul Rometsch
    17. Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry
    Lawrence Gasman
    18. Surface Texture Characterization and Optimization for AM Produced Components forAerospace Applications
    Agustin Diaz
    19. Applying ICME and Computional Tools to Predict the Performance of AM Aerospace Components
    Peter C. Collins
    20. NDE of AM Metal Parts, in-situ and Post Deposition
    Leonard J. Bond and Lucas Koester
    21. Combining Additive Manufacturing with Conventional Casting and Reduced Density Materials to Greatly Reduce the Weight of Airplane Components such as Passenger Seat Frames
    Francis Herbert Froes
    22. Stabilization of thickness in direct deposition of a layer by production for aerospace applications
    Mikhael Lev Kheifetz

Product details

  • No. of pages: 482
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: February 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128140628
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128140635

About the Editors

Francis Froes

Dr. Froes has been involved in the Titanium field with an emphasis on Powder Metallurgy (P/M) for more than 40 years. He was employed by a primary Titanium producer—Crucible Steel Company—where he was leader of the Titanium group. He was the program manager on a multi-million dollar US Air Force (USAF) contract on Titanium P/M. He then spent time at the USAF Materials Lab where he was supervisor of the Light Metals group (which included Titanium). This was followed by 17 years at the University of Idaho where he was a Director and Department Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He has over 800 publications, in excess of 60 patents, and has edited almost 30 books—the majority on various aspects of Titanium again with an emphasis on P/M. He gave the key-note presentation at the first TDA (ITA) Conference. In recent years he has co-sponsored four TMS Symposia on Cost Effective Titanium featuring numerous papers on P/M. He is a Fellow of ASM, is a member of the Russian Academy of Science, and was awarded the Service to Powder Metallurgy by the Metal Powder Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Materials Science and Engineering Department and Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA

Rodney Boyer

Rod Boyer was employed at The Boeing Company from 1965 through 2011, and is now a consultant. He has specialized in titanium for over 40 years. Mr. Boyer, a Fellow of ASM and Boeing Technical Fellow, received the Russ Ogden Award from ASTM for outstanding achievements in the areas of reactive and refractory metals and the ASM William Hunt Wiseman Award for outstanding achievements in the development and implementation of titanium alloys and processes for aircraft use. During his tenure at Boeing, Mr. Boyer was a titanium specialist involved in basic research, development and applications of titanium alloys for airframes. He has done research on all product forms used on aircraft, and studied almost all of the processes involved in the fabrication of titanium components, from mill processing to machining and chemical processing. He had a strong focus on powder metallurgy during his last three years at Boeing. He has co-edited 6 books, the most notable being the Titanium Alloys Materials Properties Handbook published by ASM. He has over 250 technical presentations and publications, including 35 invited presentations at the regional, national and international levels, with 7 plenary/keynote presentations at the national level and 11 at international symposia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, RBTi Consulting

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  • StefanoVidoni Sun Dec 29 2019

    Additive manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry

    Dear Sir, all my appreciation about the content: deep, precise and wide referenced (I work in that field). Yours Faithfully, Stefano Vidoni