ASME MBD Standards Already Underway for NASA Engine Injector Project

Fred Constantino of ASME and Thad Henry of NASA will present at the 2017 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress. Mr. Constantino will begin with a brief overview of ASME Y14 Digital Product Definition standards (existing and soon to be published later in 2017). He will be followed by Thad Henry of NASA presenting about the use of those standards for an engine injector project at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. 3D CIC and the Quality Information Framework Symposium will be held in Golden, Colorado on October 3-5, 2017.


Fred Constantino, ASME

Brief Overview of ASME Y14 Digital Product Definition Standards

This presentation will provide an executive summary of the latest Y14 draft standards and revisions such as the much anticipated release of the new Y14.41.1 standard on Model Organization Schema Practices and the Y14.46 standard on Product Definition Practices for Additive Manufacturing. Moreover, this presentation will offer insight to the future vision of Y14 and new endeavors being developed within ASME regarding topics including Model-Based Enterprise (MBE).

Using Additive Manufacturing and Model-Based Engineering Release Standards for an Engine Injector Project

  • NASA currently has no standards in place for the release of additively manufactured (AM) parts that address unique AM process annotations and design intent. 

    Thad Henry, NASA

  • NASA recently launched a demonstration project to assess the new ASME Y14.46 AM engineering release standard, which was just released for such pilot projects. The standards assessed will include AM, Model Based Design, and applicable portions of AM manufacturing standards being developed by the NASA Engineering Materials Community.
  • Certification of flight AM parts requires application of proven standards for release of design and manufacturing artifacts that enable AM processes
  • AM release standards will enable NASA Marshall Space Flight Center engineers to take advantage of unique AM annotations and geometries in their designs which will result in decreased mass and improved performance.
  • These standards will eventually be used to update design and manufacturing processes at NASA using legacy design applications and manufacturing systems.

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Fred Constantino
Project Engineering Advisor
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Fred Constantino earned a dual BS in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo. From there, he spent a year in Japan at Tohoku University redesigning a remote operated nurse-bot to be fully autonomous. Currently, Fred is a Project Management Professional (PMP) working as a Project Engineering Advisor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) managing the development and revision of various engineering codes and standards. While with ASME, he received his MS from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering concentrating on control systems. In addition to his work with ASME, Fred volunteered for Engineers Without Boarders (EWB) designing a water treatment and wastewater treatment system for a health clinic in Peru.

Thad Henry
Configuration and Information Management Technical Lead
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Thad Henry has more than three decades of successfully organizing and managing varied technical projects and training as both a NASA and Standards Development Organization Project Lead. He and his teams currently support multiple systems engineering activities that emphasize configuration and information management topics. Mr. Henry currently serves as the NASA Agency Technical Lead for Configuration Management managing CM policy and best practices within NASA. He also leads a 130-member Community of Practice for Configuration Management practitioners.  He has recently led several initiatives for model-based processes and developed training for using configuration management standards and advanced configuration engineering concepts.

Previously Mr. Henry served as a technical team lead and manager within many of NASA’s flagship programs such as the Space Shuttle Program, the International Space Station Program, the Tethered Satellite Program, the 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle Program, the Constellation Program, and the Exploration Systems Directorate.

Mr. Henry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, an MBS in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and holds a Professional Engineering Certification. He is also an NDIA Certified Configuration and Data Manager and has various other certifications in his field. 

Mr. Henry serves on several external professional organizations in leadership roles such as SAE Configuration Management Committee, the NDIA Technical Information Division Council, and the Association for Configuration and Data Management Board of Governors and the PDES, Inc. Technical Advisory Council.

3D CIC + QIF Symposium

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress featuring the Quality Information Symposium focuses on 3D CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. With the 2017 theme of UNITE: Engineering & Shop Floor Collaboration, real users share their experiences with turning design concepts into manufacturing product reality using 3D models. The joint 3D CIC and QIF Symposium event will be held October 3-5, 2017 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. Find out more and register for 3D CIC + QIF Symposium at

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