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Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing (BJAM) Process

2020-11-19
CURRENT
AMS7022
This specification establishes process controls for the repeatable production of sintered parts by binder jet additive manufacturing (BJAM). It is primarily intended to be used to manufacture metallic or ceramic aerospace parts, but usage is not limited to such applications.
Standard

Laser Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process (L-DED)

2021-10-28
CURRENT
AMS7010A
This specification establishes process controls for the repeatable production of preforms/parts using the laser directed energy deposition (L-DED-) process for additive manufacturing. Preforms are intended to be used to manufacture aerospace parts, but usage is not limited to such applications.
Training / Education

Additive Manufacturing Bundle

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After completing this class, users will not only be able to distinguish between thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, ferrous metals and nonferrous alloys, and ceramic and composite materials, but users will also be able to determine which material type is most appropriate for use with a specific AM process.Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing "Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing" discusses the factors manufacturers should consider when adding an additive manufacturing (AM) component to a traditional manufacturing operation, including cost, logistics, and best uses of AM with traditional manufacturing, among other concerns.
Book

Additive Manufacturing for Designers: A Primer

2019-02-15
Additive Manufacturing, also known as AM or 3D printing, is a class of manufacturing processes that create objects by shaping material layer by layer. ...However, underneath the hype surrounding this technology is a world of nuance and constraints as well as highly strategic applications. Additive Manufacturing for Designers: A Primer, written by Dr. Amy Elliott from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Dr. ...Waters from North Carolina A&T State University discusses the topics needed for a holistic understanding of the many micro and macro components of the world of 3D printing. Additive Manufacturing for Designers: A Primer takes the reader on a journey beginning with important aspects of AM part design and process dependence, including resolution and tolerance issues of interest to any manufacturer.
Book

Studies into Additive Manufacturing for In-Space Manufacturing

2016-08-11
Studies into Additive Manufacturing for In-Space Manufacturing is a series of interconnected papers that explore: Lessons learned in processing of recycled thermoplastic filaments The criticality of process control on the print process The effects of orientation angles and print parameters on mechanical behavior Microstructural analysis Case studies of tools included in the spacecraft's toolbox ...Additive manufacturing (AM) for space exploration has become a growing opportunity as long-range space missions evolve.
White Paper

Studies into Additive Manufacturing for In-Space Manufacturing

2017-06-26
WP-0001
NASA has embarked on an ambitious program to integrate additive manufacturing techniques and to develop processes for the microgravity environment. The most recent example of this program is the successful launch and deployment of the first 3D printer on the International Space Station. ...In this one-year effort, students were required to meet a series of milestones to design, manufacture, and test their ideas in close cooperation with members of the NASA Exploration Augmentation Module (EAM) concept team.The participants in this project were tasked with thinking of new solutions using AM that would simultaneously be recyclable with minimal loss in mechanical properties but also have the capacity for high mechanical properties.
Standard

Batch Processing Requirements for the Reuse of Used Powder in Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Parts

2022-03-29
CURRENT
AMS7031
This specification prescribes process requirements for batch processing of used, metal powder originating from an existing additive manufacturing process workflow for reuse in subsequent additive manufacturing of aerospace parts in non-closed loop additive manufacturing machines. ...This specification prescribes process requirements for batch processing of used, metal powder originating from an existing additive manufacturing process workflow for reuse in subsequent additive manufacturing of aerospace parts in non-closed loop additive manufacturing machines. Such powders may be pre-alloyed or commercially pure. This specification is not limited to a specific additive manufacturing process workflow as the originating source of material to be reused. ...This specification is not limited to a specific additive manufacturing process workflow as the originating source of material to be reused. It is intended to define those procedures and requirements necessary to achieve required cleanliness and performance of metal powder feedstock to be reintroduced into the same additive manufacturing process from which such powder originated.
Standard

Process Requirements for Production of Metal Powder Feedstock for Use in Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Parts

2022-05-16
CURRENT
AMS7002A
This specification is to prescribe process requirements for production (from raw materials through preparation for shipment, see 8.6) of metal powder feedstock for use in additive manufacturing of aerospace parts. This specification covers requirements for the production of metal powder for use as feedstock in additive manufacturing. ...This specification covers requirements for the production of metal powder for use as feedstock in additive manufacturing. Such powders may be pre-alloyed or commercially pure. This specification is not limited to a specific powder production method. ...This specification is intended to be used in conjunction with AMS powder specifications for additive manufacturing.
Standard

Titanium Alloy Preforms from Plasma Arc Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing on Substrate Ti-6Al-4V Stress Relieved

2019-01-31
CURRENT
AMS7004
This specification covers preforms fabricated up through 5.5 inches (140 mm) inclusive in deposition width thickness (see 8.2.5) using a Plasma Arc Directed Energy Deposition (PA-DED) additive manufacturing process on a Ti-6Al-4V substrate that are subjected to post-deposition stress relief heat treatment. ...This is a wire fed additive manufacturing process. If required by the CEO, preforms may require subsequent machining to meet requirements for their intended final part application.
Book

Materials Technology Gaps in Metal Additive Manufacturing

2018-04-24
Metal additive manufacturing (MAM) is an exciting emergent technology that offers the possibility of democratizing metal manufacturing worldwide. ..../ Materials Technology Gaps in Metal Additive Manufacturing introduces the reader to various opportunities and relationships in the study of material technologies involved in metal-based additive manufacturing of aerospace and automotive parts. ..../ Materials Technology Gaps in Metal Additive Manufacturing introduces the reader to various opportunities and relationships in the study of material technologies involved in metal-based additive manufacturing of aerospace and automotive parts. Everything starts and ends with the material feedstock, and the intermediate processes that affect a particular metal.
Technical Paper

Additive Manufacturing of Threaded Parts for Aerospace Applications

2022-05-26
2022-26-0030
Study of design parameters of threaded parts and manufacture for Additive Manufacturing, Materials and Processes, calculated values of torque and future scope are presented in this paper. ...Additive manufacturing is a suitable process to produce complex net shape parts, and prototypes. Additive Manufacturing bringing in both design and industrial revolution, in various industrial sectors. ...In aerospace industry today, Additive Manufacturing is bringing lots of advantages and applications and even though threaded parts which are additively manufactured are being researched, study on the torque requirements for these parts have not been explored in detail.
Technical Paper

Construction of a CubeSat Using Additive Manufacturing

2011-10-18
2011-01-2568
This paper examines the use of additive manufacturing and the composite SLS material Windform XT to build a 2U CubeSat with an integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) propulsion for space flight. ...The flight of this satellite is intended to examine and test the use of additive manufacturing utilizing Windform XT to produced CubeSat's, as well as certifying a warm gas propulsion subsystems with a magnetic stabilization for CubeSat orbital altitude adjustment. ...The RAMPART project uses additive manufacturing techniques to build the satellite structures, propellant tanks, printed circuit board cages, solar panel frames, antenna deployment mechanisms, etc. at a fraction of the time of current methods.
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