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3D Printer uses Space Related
« on: 10/23/2013 12:51 PM »
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Terms:  There seems to be a great deal of confusion regarding 3D Printing.
The term "3D Printing" covers a wide set of new tools, with many branches.  The public needs a great deal of "new education" to fully understand the innovations.

The term "Additive Manufacturing" is another term confusing the public.   The term is not fully defined atm and can in some cases be used interchangeably with "3D Printing"

New aerospace related articles are published every day, some of the links will be posted here.   

Give me a little time for a list.... :D

3D printer for space
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30212.0

Printed Food
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33345.msg0#new

Made in Space ISS program spin off programs
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35124.0

3D Printing Rocket engines
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34421.0

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #1 on: 10/23/2013 12:57 PM »
Europe Launches Space Metal 3D Printing Project

http://news.yahoo.com/europe-launches-space-metal-3d-printing-project-114021700.html

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Side note from my own experience

Talked to one of my friends that manufactures 3D Printers.    He has been testing an add on tool for use in printing metals.   

Expect some type of metal printing to become available (low cost) for the home/hobbyist market.

Edit: cleaned up wording

 
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #2 on: 10/25/2013 10:21 PM »
Racing Powder — 3D Printed Titanium Horse Shoes
http://tinyurl.com/mneve6m
Interesting story in the uses of advanced electron beam melting (EBM) .   Aerospace uses possible.
 
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« Reply #3 on: 10/25/2013 10:35 PM »
This story has a lot of meat into it.  The Fusing of Industries at the Additive/Aerospace Summit
http://tinyurl.com/m2u962t
 SpiderFab project

http://cdn.3dprintingindustry.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/extrusion.jpg   Extrusion also shown below


 
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #4 on: 10/25/2013 11:17 PM »
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/375737311641628672

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SpaceX SuperDraco inconel rocket chamber w regen cooling jacket emerges from EOS 3D metal printer

http://pic.twitter.com/Tj284OuAk1
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« Reply #5 on: 10/26/2013 01:24 AM »
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SpaceX SuperDraco inconel rocket chamber w regen cooling jacket emerges from EOS 3D metal printer

http://pic.twitter.com/Tj284OuAk1

good pic
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« Reply #6 on: 10/27/2013 07:11 AM »
"Cheese has been sent into space before. But the same cheese has never been sent into space twice." - StephenB

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« Reply #7 on: 10/27/2013 02:43 PM »
MakerBot and the James Webb Telescope
http://tinyurl.com/mfao4xp

MakerBot Explorers | Lockheed Martin

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« Reply #8 on: 10/29/2013 11:34 AM »
AM Benefits Environment Says EADS and EOS
http://tinyurl.com/l7vp7w9
 
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #9 on: 11/01/2013 01:38 AM »
This next post is very interesting.  Carbon Fiber reinforced PLA etc.

Starts out with new materials in a kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375236253/proto-pasta-gourmet-food-for-your-3d-printer
 
When you check the backgrounds of the people involved you find some aerospace: http://www.protoplant.com/lockheed-martin
 
 
 
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #10 on: 11/11/2013 06:10 PM »
This next bit of news comes from our friends down under in Brisbane, Australia.    It's another starting point project that has wide applications if it works as advertised.    It comes in the form of a Kickstarter  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cartesianco/the-ex1-rapid-3d-printing-of-circuit-boards

The EX¹ makes printing circuits as quick and easy as printing a photo - allowing you to print on the material of your choice.

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #11 on: 11/11/2013 08:50 PM »
One of the co-creators of that printer was building rockets a year ago too. http://chokedflow.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #12 on: 11/12/2013 03:15 AM »
Oak Ridge is starting a 3D printing imitiatIive. 35,000 printers to schools plus R&D, including carbon reinforced polymer media - which  should be plenty useful in space.

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_11_08_2013_p0-635147.xml
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« Reply #13 on: 11/12/2013 01:17 PM »
Oak Ridge is starting a 3D printing imitiatIive. 35,000 printers to schools plus R&D, including carbon reinforced polymer media - which  should be plenty useful in space.

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_11_08_2013_p0-635147.xml

good material.......keep the material coming.

 This is excellent: "Large printed parts can warp because areas with different thicknesses cool at different rates—a core technical challenge with additive manufacturing. Adding 13% by volume of chopped carbon fiber to the thermoplastic-pellet feedstock provides twice the strength and four times the stiffness...."

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #14 on: 11/13/2013 11:42 PM »
SpaceX SuperDraco inconel rocket chamber w regen cooling jacket emerges from EOS 3D metal printer

http://pic.twitter.com/Tj284OuAk1

It has been fired now, too
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/400776254082666496/photo/1

Q what inconel alloy was picked?

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« Reply #15 on: 11/14/2013 05:07 AM »
Further-
 
an SD could accelerate a Tesla Model S at 4G's, breaking the sound barrier in 9 seconds.

I think we have a thruster for the  Tumbler Batmobile  : )
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« Reply #16 on: 11/22/2013 11:24 AM »
Space medicine is important too.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-11/21/3d-printed-whole-heart

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Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade. "America put a man on the Moon in less than a decade. I said a full decade to provide some wiggle room," Stuart K Williams told Wired.co.uk.
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(William's CV: http://cv2i.org/investigators/stuart-k-williams-ph-d-inv/ )
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« Reply #17 on: 11/22/2013 12:20 PM »
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Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Makes me wonder if it might be possible to design a heart that would be more suitable for microgravity.

Just sayin'
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Space is pretty much literally an astronomically-high hanging fruit.

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« Reply #18 on: 11/22/2013 12:51 PM »
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Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Makes me wonder if it might be possible to design a heart that would be more suitable for microgravity.
Or keep a spare... In your body.  Just in case.    For extended missions...
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« Reply #19 on: 11/22/2013 01:18 PM »
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Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Makes me wonder if it might be possible to design a heart that would be more suitable for microgravity.
Or keep a spare... In your body.  Just in case.    For extended missions...

Two hearts? I'll let the Brits make the Doctor Who jokes.  :)

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