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Functionally Graded, Load Optimized Structure via Additive Manufacturing Techniques, Year 1

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This project seeks to explore new lightweight material and structural concepts through the use of compositionally graded metal alloys fabricated with additive manufacturing techniques. This project seeks to explore new lightweight material and structural concepts through the use of compositionally graded metal alloys fabricated with additive manufacturing techniques. Currently, load optimization is accomplished through geometric methods assuming monolithic material properties. This new approach will allow alloy composition to be continuously varied in a controlled manner such that chemistry, and thus properties, can also be in the design optimization path. This will be accomplished through the use of reactive gas alloying utilizing additive manufacturing techniques. A NASA Technology Report has been filed for this technology. More »

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