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Additive Manufacturing: Ensuring Quality for Spacecraft ApplicationsReliable manufacturing requires that material properties and fabrication processes be well defined in order to insure that the manufactured parts meet specified requirements. While this issue is now relatively straightforward for traditional processes such as subtractive manufacturing and injection molding, this capability is still evolving for AM products. Hence, one of the principal challenges within AM is in qualifying and verifying source material properties and process control. This issue is particularly critical for applications in harsh environments and demanding applications, such as spacecraft.
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Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Swanson, Theodore
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Stephenson, Timothy
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
January 12, 2015
Publication Date
December 8, 2014
Subject Category
Quality Assurance And Reliability
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: Annual Additive Manufacturing in Government Conference
Location: Washington, DC
Country: United States
Start Date: December 8, 2014
End Date: December 10, 2014
Sponsors: Institute for Defense and Government Advancement
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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