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Advanced Near Net Shape Technology (ANNST)

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

Develop and mature manufacturing technology to enable fabrication of single-piece integrally-stiffened launch vehicle structures to replace expensive, heavy, and risky multi-piece welded assemblies. Status: Have demonstrated fabrication of subscale single-piece cylinders with integrally formed cryogenic tank barrel scale stiffeners using the Integrally Stiffened Cylinder (ISC) process. Developing strategy for scale up with intermediate scale application on Sounding Rockets.

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Technology Maturity (TRL)

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