|About this Abstract
|MS&T21: Materials Science & Technology
|Additive Manufacturing of Metals:
ICME Gaps: Material Property and Validation Data to Support Certification
|Transferability of Terrestrial Development of Metal Additive to Extraterrestrial Applications
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
As terrestrial applications of metal AM are expanding, space exploration is considering this technology for extraterrestrial fabrication using in-situ resources. In printing parts terrestrially, oxides are inherently present due to our oxidizing atmosphere. Often overlooked in the post processing of printed AM metals, is the contribution of these oxides to the resulting microstructural evolution and hence mechanical properties. This presentation will consider the role of oxides in metal AM processing and how the absence of an oxidizing atmosphere will affect metal AM printing and post processing.