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What’s In the Box? NASA Unboxes the First Objects 3D Printed in Space

When the engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, unbox cargo returning from the International Space Station, it’s a bit more of an involved process than simply tearing the box open and then experiencing the pure joy of stepping on the bubble wrap.

But thankfully, the NASA unpacking process is nowhere near as goofy, or schadenfreude-filled, as watching very sad people unbox overhyped stuff on YouTube.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)

NASA Unboxes Delivery from Space Station

Watch the unboxing of some special cargo from the International Space Station as Quincy Bean, the principal investigator for the space station printer, removes and inspects the first items made in space with a 3-D printer. To protect the space-manufactured items, they must remain in bags until inspection is complete and testing begins at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. More than 20 parts were “unboxed” on April 6, 2015, at Marshall’s Additive Manufacturing Laboratory. Additive manufacturing has the potential to change the way we resupply the space station and will be critical for deep space missions to Mars, asteroids and other places.

To learn more about additive manufacturing in space:
http://www.nasa.gov/3Dprinting
(Quelle und weitere Infos: Youtube)

Eurostar E3000 Satellite Project Features First Space-Qualified 3D Printed Aluminum Part

The Eurostar E3000 is a generic satellite model often used for commercial and military communications. Manufactured by Astrium, the system uses a bi-propellant chemical propulsion system and an optional plasma propulsion system (PPS) which captures the Newtonian effect from the ionization of xenon gas and hall-effect plasma thrusters. The E3000 was also the first commercial satellite system to make use of lithium-ion batteries to keep it powered up during eclipses.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)

Mrz 5, 2015 - 3D-Druck News

Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: FAA-Approved Air Duct for „Flying Eye Hospital“ Produced in Just Days

Orbis, an organization dedicated to providing ophthalmic training to communities around the world, utilizes airborne training facilities they have named Flying Eye Hospitals. Orbis’s goal is to eliminate unnecessary blindness, which afflicts 39 million globally and is preventable with proper medical care. The Orbis team performs eye surgeries and educates doctors in the proper execution of eye surgeries through two-way audio-visual links. To aid and instruct as many people as possible, Orbis’ entire hospital and training facility is housed on a converted MD 10-30 aircraft.
(…weiter auf blog.stratasys.com)

Feb 16, 2015 - 3D-Druck News

Proving that a 3-D Printer Works Well in Space

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (better known as NASA) believe that the 3-D printer has a valuable contribution to make in space as well as on earth. Earlier articles described how NASA has successfully installed a 3-D printer on their International Space Station, and how they successfully 3-D printed a wrench.
(…weiter auf 3diot.net)

Feb 11, 2015 - 3D-Druck News

SpaceX Dragon Splashes to Earth Carrying Precious 3D Printed Cargo

After running for about three months aboard the ISS, the first 3D printer in space has finally sent a bit of itself back to Earth for testing. At 7:44 pm EST yesterday, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean, about 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California. Among the 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo on board, the spacecraft carried 3D printed samples produced on the Made In Space Zero G Printer, currently installed on the International Space Station.
(…weiter auf 3dprintingindustry.com)

Feb 9, 2015 - 3D-Druck News

Comet Runner: Will 3D Printing Make Comet Hopping a Reality?

Projects like the 3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration from NASA on the International Space Station and a London architecture firm’s work with the European Space Agency to consider methods for constructing 3D printed homes on the moon have captured the imagination and foretold a future where additive manufacturing will leave Earth for points unknown.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)

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