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3D Printing Scrapbook: Additive Manufacturing On The Moon

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Source: GizaDeathStar.com Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D. April 21, 2017 A few weeks ago I blogged about the possibilities of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, for the construction of permanent buildings and dwellings on the Moon and Mars, utilizing the actual “Moon dust” and “Mars dust” found on the surface of those planets. For those […]

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3D Printing in Space: A Thermoplastic for Additive Manufacturing from Stratasys

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3D  Printing in Space: A Thermoplastic for Additive Manufacturing from Stratasys

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Equipment used in space encounters extreme environment, for example, large temperature changes in short periods of time, extreme radiations, and so on.  One problem encountered in space is rapid build-up of electrostatic charge.  To address such conditions, Stratasys Advanced Materials has developed ESD PEKK, a thermoplastic for additive manufacturing that has electrostatic dissipative (ESD) qualities.  The ESD properties combined with excellent mechanical and thermal properties makes ESD PEKK suitable for advanced electronics applications, for example, for use in space.

 

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NASA Demonstrates 3D Printing in Zero Gravity

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NASA Demonstrates 3D Printing in Zero Gravity

According to the NASA,” performed 3D printing under zero gravity in space to demonstrate that 3D printers work normally in space.  The International Space Station manufactured the first 3D printed object in space in November 2014.  NASA collaborated with Made In Space, Inc., to design, build and test the 3-D printer used in space.  Therefore, the first 3D printed object in space was a faceplate engraved with names of NASA and Made In Space, Inc.  NASA considers this experiment as the first step towards evolving use of additive manufacturing in space missions.  3D printing can be used as a fast and inexpensive way to manufacture parts in space, for example, to make repairs on International Space Station”.:)

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3D Printing In Zero-G Technology Demonstration by NASA

International Space Station’s 3-D Printer

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The Effects of Microgravity on Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing   Read More:

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Dr. 3D Printer Solutions for 3d printing question(3D Printing a Wrench in Space)

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3D Printing a Wrench in Space

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NASA and Made In Space, Inc. have partnered to install a 3D printer in the International Space Station.   This is the first tool to be 3D printed in space that was designed on earth and emailed to the International Space Station.  The wrench took 4 hours to create on the space station.

According to NASA’s, chief strategy officer of Made in Space,”These first 3D prints will be brought down to Earth for examination where they’ll be compared to identical objects manufactured on the ground we’ll use them to characterize the effects of long-term microgravity on our 3D-printing process, so that we can model and predict the performance of objects that we manufacture in space in the future.”

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http://www.space.com/28118-3d-printed-wrench-space-station.html

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/27/tech/made-in-space-3-d-printer-nasa/

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