MfAM Walks so DfAM Can Run! - Chelsea Cummings – The Barnes Global Advisors
Recorded live at CDFAM 23
Chelsea Cummings is a Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer and Digital Applications ADDvisor with The Barnes Global Advisors. Drawing on years of experience at Honeywell Aerospace and Arconic, Chelsea leads projects supporting the design process, advising clients on the effective use of digital tools to augment their additive manufacturing (AM) strategies.
With a career that includes qualifying the first of its kind Inconel 718 L-PBF flight hardware with the FAA in 2015 at Honeywell, flight hardware part family into AM production for Airbus A320neo upgrade in 2018 and first Army-developed, metal AM, flight safety component flown on a U.S. Army rotorcraft in 2022, Chelsea has a wealth of experience in the DfAM, but also the essential qualification process required to validate critical.
But not every design can start with a clean sheet, as Chelsea and her colleagues often help their clients how to adopt MfAM (Modify for Additive Manufacturing), so they can learn and gain experience and confidence before fully embracing DfAM (Design for Additive Manufacturing).