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in-space manufacturing baseline property developmentThe In-Space Manufacturing (ISM) project at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center currently operates a 3D FDM (fused deposition modeling) printer onboard the International Space Station. In order to enable utilization of this capability by designer, the project needs to establish characteristic material properties for materials produced using the process. This is difficult for additive manufacturing since standards and specifications do not yet exist for these technologies. Due to availability of crew time, there are limitations to the sample size which in turn limits the application of the traditional design allowables approaches to develop a materials property database for designers. In this study, various approaches to development of material databases were evaluated for use by designers of space systems who wish to leverage in-space manufacturing capabilities. This study focuses on alternative statistical techniques for baseline property development to support in-space manufacturing.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Stockman, Tom
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Schneider, Judith
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Prater, Tracie
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bean, Quincy
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Werkheiser, Nicki
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
March 8, 2016
Publication Date
February 14, 2016
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibition(Nashville, TN)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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