Additive Manufacturing Activities — Research to Part Qualification Using Conventional and Advanced Nondestructive Techniques

Moore, David; Sandia National Laboratories; United States

Moor, D.G.; Sandia National Laboratories; USA
Nelson, C.L.; Sandia National Laboratories; USA
Stair, S.L.; Sandia National Laboratories; USA

ID: ECNDT-0570-2018
Session: Additive Manufacturing – various methods
Room: H1
Date: 2018-06-12
Time: 10:50 - 11:10

Additively manufactured (AM) components often exhibit significant flaws and discontinuities without out a clear understanding of how they might degrade the performance of a part in service. This uncertainty is unacceptable for the design and manufacturing of most aerospace components. This paper provides a background into Sandia’s research efforts and explore AM production-ready processes and identifies disqualifying flaws in AM components by using advanced diagnostic methods. Examples of computed tomography and ultrasonic spectroscopy to assess inherent flaws within components will be discussed. A combination of modeling, material property evaluation, microstructural characterization, and non-destructive techniques will be presented and help provide scientifically-based basis for determining inspection criteria and part qualification.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525.