Christo Dordlofva
Christo Dordlofva

Christo Dordlofva

PhD Student position
Luleå University of Technology
Product Innovation
Humans and Technology
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
christo.dordlofva@ltu.se
+46 (0)920 493540
A3548 Luleå

Additive manufacturing in space applications

PhD candidate since September 2015 focusing on design and qualification methods using metallic Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing in space applications. Has six years of experience from the space industry developing components for rocket engines at GKN Aerospace.

AM brings the possibility to design products with complex geometries, optimised topology and integrated functions, which is alluring for the space industry with its high-risk products in low volume production. At the same time, process instability and material defects are impeding the immediate use of AM in mission critical components that are not allowed to fail. Space applications are especially exposed since there is no way to repair or replace damaged parts.

Product quality in AM is a question of understanding the product design AND controlling the AM process. An understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the AM process is needed to fully utilize them in the development of new and innovative products. The aim of this research project is to contribute to the industrialisation of AM in space applications by understanding the important steps in the design and qualification of AM products.

Publications

Conference paper

Design for Qualification (2018)

A Process for Developing Additive Manufacturing Components for Critical Systems
Dordlofva. C, Törlind. P
Part of: Proceedings of NordDesign: Design in the Era of Digitalization, 2018
Conference paper

Additive Manufacturing and the Product Development Process (2017)

insights from the Space Industry
Lindwall. A, Dordlofva. C, Öhrwall Rönnbäck. A
Part of: he 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17, s. 345-354, 2017
Conference paper

Qualification Challenges with Additive Manufacturing in Space Applications (2017)

Dordlofva. C, Törlind. P
Paper presented at : 28th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, USA, 7-9 August 2017
Conference paper

Opportunities and Challenges for Additive Manufacturing in Space Applications (2016)

Dordlofva. C, Lindwall. A, Törlind. P
Part of: Proceedings of Norddesign 2016, Biannual conference on Design and Development, 10-12 August, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheim, Norway, s. 401-410, The Design Society, 2016