CASM is building upon years of successful satellite technology development at Utah State University and using new manufacturing techniques, including ultrasonic consolidation and direct write technologies, to manufacture satellites more efficiently and cost effectively. The CASM approach involves using design principles to develop manufacturable platform designs, which can subsequently be fabricated using direct additive manufacturing. This method of satellite production has many benefits including: All-metal honeycomb-type structures without adhesives and tedious assembly, embedded thermal control, sensors, and electronics, integration of direct write materials such as insulators, circuitry, capacitors, antennas, and batteries onto freeform surfaces, multimaterial structures and metal matrix composites, and finally digital reconfiguration for responsive space.