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Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

This course introduces the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the benefits of additive manufacturing, through hands on experiences with software and additive manufacturing machines. ...Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a growing segment of advanced manufacturing, because it provides innovative solutions to traditional manufacturing suppliers of the aerospace, medical and automotive industries.
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Additive Manufacturing Bundle

Anytime
Intro to Additive Manufacturing Intro to Additive Manufacturing Technology: Additive Manufacturing; Difficulty: Beginner This class introduces users to additive manufacturing (AM) processes by outlining the history of AM, describing AM technology, and exploring current and future additive manufacturing applications.
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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 Elliot 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.
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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

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.
Training / Education

Design for Additive Manufacturing Towards End-Part Production

2019-06-03
Additive manufacturing (AM), with origins in the 1980s, has only more recently emerged as a manufacturing process of choice for functional part production, adding to the suite of choices a designer has available when designing a part for manufacturing.
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

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.
Video

Spotlight on Design Insight: The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications

2016-04-12
In “The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications”, a professor from Kettering University explains why additive manufacturing will be a game changer for car makers, and how process control is one of the biggest challenges ahead. ...In “The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications”, a professor from Kettering University explains why additive manufacturing will be a game changer for car makers, and how process control is one of the biggest challenges ahead.
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Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Composite Structures: Fabrication and Reliability

2017-05-20
Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Composite Structures: Fabrication and Reliability introduces the reader to the current state of technologies involved in processing and design of polymer-reinforced fiber composites using additive manufacturing's automated fiber placement methods, through ten seminal SAE International papers. ...Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Composite Structures: Fabrication and Reliability introduces the reader to the current state of technologies involved in processing and design of polymer-reinforced fiber composites using additive manufacturing's automated fiber placement methods, through ten seminal SAE International papers. ...Such an environment makes mistakes difficult to solve and, should redesign be required, obtaining reliable information is hard to piece together. Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Composite Structures: Fabrication and Reliability approaches the question of quality in these structures from a hands-on, solution-driven perspective.
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Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry (DVD)

2016-01-01
In the episode "Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry" (20:00), engineers from Fiat Chrysler Corporation (FCA) explain the importance of using 3D printing to test multiple design scenarios and develop solutions that can be quickly evaluated on test tracks. ...Also known as stereo-lithography (SLA), rapid prototyping and/or additive manufacturing, 3D printing is already being considered a game changer in the automotive industry. ...This episode highlights: • How FCA is using SLA to build a transparent rear axle to validate its design faster and more reliably • How Local Motors has developed the first 3D-printed car in the world • The importance of combining additive manufacturing to precise CAD and CAE tools to obtain the best possible pre-build parts
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Insight: The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications (DVD)

2016-04-08
In "The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications", a professor from Kettering University explains why additive manufacturing will be a game changer for car makers, and how process control is one of the biggest challenges ahead. ...In "The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications", a professor from Kettering University explains why additive manufacturing will be a game changer for car makers, and how process control is one of the biggest challenges ahead.
Technical Paper

The Application of Additive Manufacturing to the 2018 SAE Aero Design Challenge

2019-03-19
2019-01-1328
Results show that the use of innovate manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing and hot wire foam cutting helped to increase prototyping and testing efficiency, and enabled quick production of an organically shaped, high performing RC aircraft. ...This project focuses on the application of polymer additive manufacturing to the 2018 SAE Aero Design Regular Class competition for North Carolina A&T State’s 2017/2018 senior project team. ...The wide use of additive manufacturing and hot wire foam cutting for this aircraft design has allowed for accurate and efficient component production, as well as increased design complexity compared to traditional manufacturing methods seen at competition.
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