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David Maass

David Maass is President of Flightware, a firm that performs research and development in specialty materials and processes in the aerospace and defense industry. He has more than forty years’ experience working with several defense contractors in both employee and consulting capacities. He founded a small business that performed contract R&D and manufactured flight-critical parts for aircraft and spacecraft platforms. Mr Maass’ experience includes materials, processes, quality assurance, and automation. More recently, he has turned his attention to metal additive manufacturing because of the potential for disruptive impact in aerospace and defense, and the associated challenges to convert that promise into reality. His focus is not only on the technology but how it can be leveraged and inserted into the industry to advance the state of the art. He holds bachelors and master of science degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.

TCT Conference @ Formnext Portalhaus, Level Via, Room Frequenz ENG Transport
11:45 AM — 12:15 PM
November 19 '19

Demonstration of Closed Loop Inspection and Repair Using Layer Topographic Mapping with L-PBF

AM in-process inspection methods like melt pool monitoring typically don’t provide accept/reject guidance. When flaws are detected, they don’t provide the operator with the instructions to repair the flaw and salvage the build where this may be possible.

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