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Large Format Additive Manufacturing at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics & Space

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Space are collaborating on a wide range of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM) business cases. With the development of high temperature materials for composite autoclave cure tooling, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Space can now rapid prototype low cost composite autoclave cure tools with agility and flexibility instead of procuring more expensive, long lead time, metallic invar autoclave cure tools. The presenter(s) will review case studies and compare the benefits and tradeoffs to conventional tooling. The presentation will also compare how design for large format additive manufacturing differs from other additive manufacturing design methodologies. A survey of different process parameter software packages for large format additive manufacturing will be reviewed. Finally, the presentation will conclude with lessons learned from rapid tooling applications and opportunities for future innovation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate large format additive manufacturing for composite autoclave cure tooling
  • Learn new ways of designing for large format additive
  • Evaluate new software packages for large format additive manufacturing.
  • Scott Cochran
    Staff Systems Engineer
    Lockheed Martin Space
  • Alexander Lee
    Senior Applications Engineer
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics