Event to Highlight AM for Space Applications

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Technical sessions highlight materials, processes, and testing and analysis of AM parts for spacecraft.

The Space Tech Expo and Conference covers the manufacturing supply chain for the space and aerospace industries, including commercial, civil and military applications. Happening May 23-25, 2017, at the Pasadena Convention Center in California, the event combines more than 200 exhibitors with both free and paid technical sessions.

The first day of this year’s free Open Technical Forum (May 23) will be dedicated in part to additive manufacturing for space applications, including design challenges, materials and hardware qualification. Presentations include:

  • “Taking Additive Manufacturing to the Next Level – Optimizing the AM Process,” presented by Youping Gao PhD, manufacturing engineer, additive manufacturing technical lead, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • “Providing Flexibility in Metal Additive Manufacturing by Using Laser Metal Deposition,” presented by Jeff Riemann, president and founder, Formalloy
  • “Testing and Analysis of Aerospace Parts Made by Additive Manufacturing,” presented by Doug Hedges, president, Sintavia
  • “The New Manufacturing Trend? What AM Ceramics Will Bring to the Space Industry,” presented by Zak Eckel, research staff member, HRL Laboratories

A free exhibition pass includes access to the free sessions, exhibition hall and networking reception. Find more information or register for the event.