Will Dick-Cleland

Additive Manufacturing and Space Lead Alloyed

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO - 25 FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

12:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR SPACE

Space and space applications can pose a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Key advantages including reducing part count and points of failure, total mass reduction, and control over mass distribution. However, the extreme forces placed on objects going into space, and the high cost of failure necessitate high qualification and certification standards. This is not only expensive but also poses some unique technical challenges in order to replicate parts to consistent high standards.


Discussion will include:

·        The unique opportunities that AM has for space applications

·        Importance of process and material control including powder and environment management

·        Challenges of scalability with qualification and certification methodologies

·        How ICME can help through modelling and simulation

·        How design features can complicate material properties making materials hard to qualify

·        In-process monitoring, qualification and validation from AI to CT-scanning

4:30 PM NOVEL MATERIALS AND AM PROCESS CONTROL

·        Printing a rocket combustion chamber using ABD-900AM nickel super alloy

·        Computational design to help bridge materials science and AM process development gaps

·        Cooperation with partners to share expertise and drive performance

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining John.

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