GKN Aerospace is to lead two ground-breaking collaborative additive manufacturing (AM) research programmes. AIRLIFT and DAM and will inject its unique Laser Metal Deposition by wire (LMD-w) AM technology in the programmes. AIRLIFT and DAM are focused on making AM serial production ready at high rates and exploring how AM can revolutionise product design for high value, high complexity product manufacture. The aim is to accelerate industrialisation and increase GKN Aerospace’s market share in the growing global AM market, the company said. AIRLIFT (Additive Industrialisation for Future Technology) is a £19 million technology industrialisation programme that uses Industry 4.0 and

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