According to Lockheed Martin Space executive vice president Rick Ambrose,” Lockheed Martin’s titanium domes are the largest 3D-printed spacecraft parts.
Lockheed Martin has created its largest piece. This titanium domes to cover the fuel tanks of the satellites. The use of additive manufacturing can help satellites assemble faster and with less wasted materials.
Our largest 3D printed parts to date show we’re committed to a future where we produce satellites twice as fast and at half the cost”.
According to NASCAR Star Brad Keselowski, “I believe firmly in manufacturing, and I believe firmly that additive manufacturing is going to improve the human experience in a significant way. What that’s going to be is hard to say. Metal additive manufacturing, to me, I don’t want to oversell it, but it feels like the new Internet. It’s the technology that’s going to take us not just to space as we’ve been, but space like going to Mars. It’s the technology that’s going to make us live healthier and longer. If you look at some of the medical tools that are out there, they are made possible only by 3D printing out of metal”.
Prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts. Using this technology could have been benefited to build high rise buildings in San Francisco California.
According to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, “High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models, have revealed the mechanisms behind material redistribution, a phenomenon that leads to defects in printed metal parts”.