High Performance Laser Sintering Process for Thermoplastic Parts for Aerospace Applications
This specification will establish the critical controls and requirements for the production of reliable, repeatable, reproducible aerospace parts by Laser Sintering fabrication but is not limited to such application. This procedure will establish guidelines that users shall follow to approve new machines, processes, and materials. Specifically, this specification covers the configuration of the machine, operating software, machine calibration, machine and build parameters, and testing methodology required to create high performance aerospace parts. This specification also outlines the user’s responsibility for following the established guidelines and documentation requirements
Rationale: This document is intended to describe the generic technical information, quality requirements, and documentation needed for Laser Sintering to produce high performance parts capable of service in aerospace. Specifically, this standard will cover the environmental controls, equipment configuration, software parameters, material controls, calibrations, and testing methodology. It will define and discuss critical requirements, which have substantial effects on the print quality and final print part properties. No such document currently exists and such a document is needed to maintain high quality Laser Sintering produced components.