Applications for 3D Printers

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Applications for 3D Printers

Postby Sheikh » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:25 pm

In 2010, the United States, “Space Manufacturing” company, at Moffett Field, California, NASA Ames Research Center was established by the University of singularity of the alumni to create.

In the fall of 2011, the company has since launched more than 400 parabolic flight tests to validate 3D printing technology in microgravity environments.

In 2013, the United States, “Space Manufacturing” and the US Space Agency Marshall Space Center to carry out in zero gravity environment, 3D printing technology pilot study.

In 2014, plans for the International Space Station to provide a 3D printer for the astronauts on-orbit production of spare parts, no longer need to transport parts from the earth. Plans in August 2014 the use of US space exploration technology company “Dragon” spacecraft, the newly developed space 3D printer sent to the International Space Station.

In August 2014, the 3D printer will be brought into space with the SpaceX aircraft, along with space cargo, and the “Extrusion Manufacturing” technology will be used to print the polymer and other materials layer by layer to form the desired print object. 3D print design blueprint from the space station computer pre-loaded or uplink from the ground transmission, the station more than 30% of the components can be manufactured through this 3D printer.

In 2014, the International Space Station astronauts recently used 3D printing technology to create the first “space tool” – wrench. The 3D printer, designed for zero gravity, was sent to space in September and the first “space product” was printed in November – a component of its own.

In 2015, the company also plans to provide the ISS with a space printing device called “incremental production equipment” that not only “prints” items, but also repairs components and upgrades hardware.

In 2016, space manufacturing company is developing a called “incremental production equipment,” the permanent space printing device, will be delivered to the International Space Station.

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