6. Introduction of Additive Technologies for LRE Parts Manufacturing

6. Introduction of Additive Technologies for LRE Parts Manufacturing

Kovalenko A. N., Ivchenko L. F., Blishun Y. V.

Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipro, Ukraine

Kosm. teh. Raket. vooruž. 2018, (2); 49-56
 
Language: Russian
Annotation:
The article presents the experience of the first liquid rocket engine parts developing and manufacturing by means of additive technologies. Application of these technologies imposes new constraints on parts configuration, which are necessary to be considered by a designer. At the same time, application of additive technologies provides new opportunities to a developer, which are absent at traditional method of manufacturing. The article presents the results of manufacturing in Yuzhnoye SDO the first commodity parts, manufactured by additive technologies – selective laser melting, using SLM280HL 3D- printer with building volume dimensions of 280x280x350 mm. The obtained experience in the first liquid rocket engine parts developing and manufacturing by means of additive technologies has shown, that application of this technology allows manufacturing the parts having high characteristics at minimum terms and cost of preproduction, however for all potential opportunities realization, especially at implementation phase, it is necessary to change designing philosophy, which will require more working hours at designing. The obtained first results conclusively prove efficiency and expediency of additive technologies application at certain segment of liquid rocket engine parts manufacturing, at that it is clear, that manufacturing equipment improvement and design methods evolution will lead to steady expansion of this segment.
Key words: 3D-printer, 3D-model, SLM280HL, 3D-printing.

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