Author Topic: Mitsubishi space 3D UV resin printer for antennas  (Read 797 times)

Offline Asteroza

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So Mitsubishi is getting into the space 3D printing game, with a UV cured resin based printer, which appears to be intended for reflector antennas?

https://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2022/0517.html

Looks like the sample design is for a 3U cubesat to build a big reflector antenna. Do they dope the resin to increase reflectivity?

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Re: Mitsubishi space 3D UV resin printer for antennas
« Reply #1 on: 06/02/2022 03:31 pm »
IDK, but one obvious solution would be to coat the antenna in aluminum or something as it's printed. Or more likely have the coating head run a little inward of the printing head.

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