In aerospace industry, components have complex geometry shapes and material to meet the functional goals. At the same time, the component needs to be lightweight with sufficient strength and durability. For manufacturing such complex parts or prototypes using traditional manufacturing techniques requires long lead time along with different tooling or manufacturing methodology. During some manufacturing process, residual stresses will be developed within the component.
Also, the component will undergo shape deviation and temperature distribution between each layer of the component. The emerging 3D printing technology overcomes all these drawbacks and have many more advantages for its adoption. In 3D printing paradigm, the designs which were driven by manufacturing constraints can be further optimized.