|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing: Building the Pathway towards Process and Material Qualification
||Aerospace Applications for Additive Manufacturing
||Andrew Shapiro, John Paul Borgonia, Nataly Chen, R. Peter Dillon, Bryan W. McEnerney, Raul Polit-Casillas, Lewis Soloway
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Until relatively recently, additive manufacturing had been used primarily with polymers for prototyping and modeling applications. Currently, additive manufacturing is starting to be used more widely for printing metals and ceramics. Several metals are starting to be used very extensively including Ti, Fe and Al alloys, making additive manufacturing relevant for space flight applications. This presentation is a review of several of the applications that are pertinent to space flight use. Seven primary applications in aerospace are identified where additive manufacturing can potentially provide a clear benefit. In addition, several targeted areas including processing parameters, post-processing parameters, materials selection and qualification processes have been identified that need to be considered with respect to the applications. The applications include specific uses such as mass reduction or in-situ fabrication, as well as innovative design strategies that take advantage of the unique capabilities that additive manufacturing has to offer.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume