Projects

4027 In-Process Quality Assurance for Laser Powder Bed Production of Aerospace Components

Value Chain

June 23, 2017

The objective of this effort was to develop and advance in process monitoring technology for DMLM quality assurance. Sigma Labs PrintRite3D® IPQA® (in-process quality assurance) technology... Read More

4028 A Database Relating Powder Properties to Process Outcomes for Direct Metal AM

Material

June 23, 2017

The objective of this project was to create a first-of-its kind database relating powder properties (mean particle diameter, particle diameter distribution about the mean, particle morphology, and... Read More

4029 Automatic Finishing of Metal AM Parts to Achieve Required Tolerances & Surface Finishes

Design

June 22, 2017

The goals of this project were to:

  • Develop a software solution for the integration of additive and subtractive manufacturing.
  • Improve existing visibility algorithms to... Read More

4030 3D Printing Multi-Functionality: AM for Aerospace Applications

Process

June 22, 2017

One of the fundamental challenges in additive manufacturing (AM) is that there are limitations in the final product functionality and multi-material usage that are required within a single product... Read More

4031 AM of Biomedical Devices from Bioresorbable Metallic Alloys for Medical Applications

Material

June 22, 2017

The primary objective was to apply materials technology along with AM techniques to produce customized patient specific medical devices from novel biocompatible and bioresorbable iron (Fe) and... Read More

4032 High-Throughput Functional Material Deposition Using a Laser Hot Wire Process

Process

June 22, 2017

The overall objective of this project was to assess the relative strengths of laser hot wire (LHW) deposition of nickel and titanium alloys as the basis of high-rate deposition methods... Read More

4033 Electron Beam Melted Ti-6Al-4V AM Demonstration & Allowables Development

Material

June 23, 2017

The objective of this project was to develop a materials design allowables dataset for EBM Ti-6Al-4V AM material and demonstrate full-scale component fabrication with a surface finish comparable... Read More

4034 Refining Microstructure of AM Materials to Improve Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI)

Value Chain

June 23, 2017

This project is directed to the implementation of EB-DED additive manufacturing for structural components on the F-35 for Lockheed Martin and Sciaky Inc. by defining process changes to refine the... Read More

4035 Optimization of Parallel Consolidation Method for Industrial AM

Process

June 23, 2017

The objective of this project is the development of a next generation 3D printing method by consolidating powder at many points on a part simultaneously. This project seeks to develop the... Read More

4037 AM Laser Powder Feed Repair (Reborn)

Value Chain

July 12, 2017

The goal of this project was to facilitate the adoption of AM for flight-worthy repairs by restoring the Ti-6Al-4V component function without compromising structural integrity. Restoration of the... Read More

4038 Support of AM Mission by CIMP-3D

Value Chain

July 12, 2017

The objectives of this project were to bridge the gap between applied research and mature product development, to provide shared assets for the nation’s industrial base, to further the adoption... Read More

4039 Development & Demonstration of Open-Source Protocols for Powder Bed Fusion AM

Value Chain

June 22, 2017

The objective of the program was to develop protocol and programs that would take any STL file as input and generate a machine-independent protocol for manufacturing the part on a PBFAM system.... Read More

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