Manufacturing Applications for FDM Composite Materials (Nylon 12CF™) at Orbital ATK

December 12

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Additive manufacturing plays a significant role in the aerospace industry. The introduction of Nylon 12CF™, the first composite FDM material by Stratasys, unlocks even more applications with its unique properties. Join Jerry Feldmiller, Senior Principal Engineering Lead of AM for Orbital ATK’s Launch Vehicle Division, as he shares his Nylon 12CF™ experiences. 

Primary Topics: 
• Orbital ATK’s Flight Systems Group has adopted Stratasys’ first composite material, Nylon12CF, into its lineup of production FDM materials 
• The stiffness, strength, electrical conductivity, and RF energy attenuation properties have opened many new opportunities for numerous spacecraft applications 
• The highest stiffness- and strength-to-weight ratios of any Stratasys FDM material makes Nylon12CF a great alternative to conventional materials and methods 

Presenters: Jerry Feldmiller and David Dahl 
Jerry Feldmiller is the Sr. Principal Engineering Lead of Additive Manufacturing for Orbital ATK’s (OA) Launch Vehicle Division. He has over 29 years of experience in mechanical design, analysis and test of launch vehicles, and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Jerry has been instrumental in developing Orbital’s use of Additive Manufacturing technology. 
David Dahl is an Applications Engineer in the Composite Solutions Group at Stratasys. David’s primary focus is to advance additive manufacturing into composite fabrication. Before joining Stratasys, he worked at 3M in the Consumer Business Group. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, MN.