A satellite containing 3D printed parts has been successfully launched and is due to capture its first images from orbit within the next week. The cube-sat was designed by students at the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, in conjunction with Kentucky Space acting as the mission manager and coordinator.
(…weiter auf 3dprintingindustry.com)
Windform Space Application – KySat 2
Additive Manufacturing and Windform materials have been used to build several parts of the cubesat KySat-2, which was launched on November 19th into orbit as part of a NASA mission out of Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Windform and Additive Manufacturing are moving to the new Space Applications.
Utilizing the additive manufactured technology, Selective Laser Sintering, and Windform material final parts for small productions can easily replace parts that are usually produced with traditional technology, or are otherwise unmanufacturable. This makes Windform a material that can stretch the limits of SLS applications, even in space applications. The project was carried out together with the Kentucky Space Center, the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University.
(Quelle: Youtube / CRP Group)