This 60-minute Webinar explores the initial step in moving additive manufacturing (AM) from part qualification to material qualification: data management.
Similar to traditionally manufactured items, additively manufactured components must be tested for performance before they can be utilized in flight. With mission or flight safety-critical components, critical parts must be built from qualified material utilizing a qualified process. In order for structural parts produced by AM processes to move away from point design to material qualification, statistically based A & B design allowable values are required. The first step to achieving design allowables is to include statistically substantiated minimum values for mechanical properties in industry material specifications.
SAE’s AMS-AM Committee is preparing Data Submission Guidelines describing the minimum data requirements necessary to generate specification minimum values. This Webinar explains the committee’s approach to process control and presents the Data Submission Guidelines for both metals and polymers and, by extension, design allowables. It also discusses how the publicly available design allowable handbooks, MMPDS and CMH-17, are considering inclusion of AM data as well as qualification and certification guidance.
An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations.