The aerospace industry is continuously evolving, and the introduction of additive manufacturing (AM) has revolutionised the industry. AM is rapidly revolutionising the aerospace, defence, and space sectors, and is transforming how products are designed, manufactured, and supplied. It has the potential to significantly reduce production costs, improve product quality, and reduce lead times. The aerospace industry is now embracing this technology and is actively pursuing ways to integrate it into its production processes.

AM has a number of benefits for the aerospace, defence, and space industry. It enables manufacturers to reduce production costs by eliminating the need for costly molds and tooling. It also allows for rapid prototyping and testing of components, enabling manufacturers to quickly identify design flaws and make necessary modifications. Additionally, the technology enables manufacturers to produce complex components with intricate geometries that would otherwise be impossible to make with traditional manufacturing methods.

The future of AM for aerospace, defence, and space is very promising. As the technology advances, manufacturers will be able to produce more complex components with greater precision and faster lead times. Additionally, the technology will continue to become more cost-effective, making it accessible to more manufacturers.

Defence iQ’s Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Defence, & Space conference is returning for its ninth iteration at the Hilton London Wembley, UK from 22-23 February. In recent years it has firmly established itself as the premier forum for AM users, R&D experts, and industry partners within the aerospace, defence, and space industry. It is the leading conference platform for ensuring opportunities in high-value manufacturing are secured to ensure that the aerospace, defence, & space industry is prepared to confront the challenges of wider AM adoption and development.

The conference provides an invaluable platform for industry professionals to share their knowledge and insights on a wide range of topics related to additive manufacturing. Additionally, it provides a platform to support opportunities in high-value manufacturing and help prepare the aerospace industry to tackle the roadblocks of wider AM adoption and for attendees to network and discuss the latest trends, challenges, and breakthroughs in the AM sector.

Over two days, the conference will host keynote presentations, panel discussions and roundtables to facilitate discussion and collaboration within the industry.

Make sure you are part of the conversation this February. To see the full line-up of speakers, sessions, and more, download the 2023 agenda here


  1. Network with industry experts and professionals
  2. Hear key case study presentations demonstrating the latest achievements and lessons in AM
  3. Discuss the future opportunities and potential for AM in the Aerospace & Space sector
  4. Leverage emerging technologies in process monitoring to maximise quality


  • Melissa Orme, Vice President, Additive Manufacturing, Boeing
  • Richard Hamber, Team Leader HVM CoE, Future Capability Group, DE&S – UK MOD
  • Jenny Manning, Head of Additive Manufacturing, BAE Systems
  • Mark Benedict, AM Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Thomas Rohr, Head of Materials and Processes Section, European Space Agency