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Summary Report for the Technical Interchange Meeting on Development of Baseline Material Properties and Design Guidelines for In-Space Manufacturing ActivitiesNASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the Agency as a whole are currently engaged in a number of in-space manufacturing (ISM) activities that have the potential to reduce launch costs, enhance crew safety, and provide the capabilities needed to undertake long-duration spaceflight. The recent 3D Printing in Zero-G experiment conducted on board the International Space Station (ISS) demonstrated that parts of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic can be manufactured in microgravity using fused deposition modeling (FDM). This project represents the beginning of the development of a capability that is critical to future NASA missions. Current and future ISM activities will require the development of baseline material properties to facilitate design, analysis, and certification of materials manufactured using in-space techniques. The purpose of this technical interchange meeting (TIM) was to bring together MSFC practitioners and experts in materials characterization and development of baseline material properties for emerging technologies to advise the ISM team as we progress toward the development of material design values, standards, and acceptance criteria for materials manufactured in space. The overall objective of the TIM was to leverage MSFC's shared experiences and collective knowledge in advanced manufacturing and materials development to construct a path forward for the establishment of baseline material properties, standards development, and certification activities related to ISM. Participants were asked to help identify research and development activities that will (1) accelerate acceptance and adoption of ISM techniques among the aerospace design community; (2) benefit future NASA programs, commercial technology developments, and national needs; and (3) provide opportunities and avenues for further collaboration.



Document ID
20160006047
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Prater, T. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bean, Q. A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Werkheiser, N. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Johnston, M. M. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Ordonez, E. A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Ledbetter, F. E. (Manufacturing Technical Solutions, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Risdon, D. L. (Jacobs Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation Group (ESSSA) Huntsville, AL, United States)
Stockman, T. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Sandridge, S. K. R. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Nelson, G. M. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
May 11, 2016
Publication Date
March 1, 2016
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
M16-4913
NASA/TM-2016-218219
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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