Thursday 8 November 2018, Amsterdam3D printing offer great opportunities for especially the Defense and Aerospace industry. This industry produces complex part geometries driven by low weight requirements that are difficult and expensive to build using traditional manufacturing techniques. 3D printing offers the ability to produce parts in one step and reduces the waste material, which lowers the cost. Furthermore, 3D printing gives the possibility to produce parts at locations that are diffult to reach, like a military base camp. Spare parts could be 3D printed on locatiosn. This also creates an attractive business case for the Aerospace spare parts warehouses.