With the potential to facilitate new designs with reduced weight, increased functionality and decreased launch costs, additive manufacturing (AM) is of particular interest to the commercial and government space markets. Ian Harris, EWI Technical Director for Aerospace Solutions, discusses this technology in Additive Manufacturing for the Space Market. This paper provides an overview of the multiple factors that must be considered when selecting an AM process or processes including qualification costs, materials, and process selection. Launch-cost reduction requirements and component consolidation are also covered. To read Additive Manufacturing for the Space Market, click here.
Ian Harris will be attending the DMC 2015 meeting in Phoenix, November 30-December 3, 2015. If you would like to meet with him there, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the EWI booth, #315 in the DMC exhibit hall.