Using the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP) derived process for generation of materials allowables, a B-Basis allowable for ULTEM 9085 using Fused Deposition Modeling will be presented. This newly developed procedure has been verified by both a ‘qualification’ process in addition to a proven ‘equivalency’ process. The presentation will cover the details on test matrix and test plan development, in addition to the printing and testing of qualification and equivalency specimens. The data and results from this effort will be presented, in addition to examples of aerospace interior applications where utilization of an allowable from a design perspective should be applied. Work done on this program has been done in cooperation with America Makes and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is the first material allowable of its kind for an additive manufacturing process. Partners on this program include the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), Stratasys Inc (SSYS) and Lockheed Martin (LMCO).
- Learn the process control necessary to qualify materials and processes using additive manufacturing.
- Understand the applications where qualified materials can be used
- Understand the role that designated authorities (i.e.: FAA, EASA, etc.) will play in qualification of additive materials and processes.