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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #60 on: 02/14/2014 12:42 am »
I am familiar with the link. I am very familiar with space-based 3D printing concepts. And I am very much in favor of robots in space.

Then don't use words such as "unicorns" in laconic statements.
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #61 on: 02/14/2014 12:48 am »
I want to see robots do it with dirt and rocks on Earth and /then/ we talk about similar stuff on the Moon.
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #62 on: 02/14/2014 12:54 am »
I want to see robots do it with diet and rocks on Earth and /then/ we talk about similar stuff on the Moon.

Yeah good point.  Kind of ironic that I'm being thrown this one, though.

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #63 on: 02/14/2014 01:50 am »
To me a moon base would be a combo of this type of construction with habs from say Bigelow.

 

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/09/30/university-south-california-realization-3d-printed-houses/

"Using this method, the professor has created walls that are six feet high, with layers that are 6 inches high and 4 inches thick, and he believes that it can be expanded to whole buildings, saying that, with Contour Crafting, it’s possible to construct the entire structure of a 2,000 square foot house (floors, walls, and roof) in less than twenty hours.  The 3D printer, mounted onto a gantry frame and weighing about 500 lbs"
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #64 on: 02/14/2014 02:43 am »
This Lander/Bot combo looks real good.



This video and more comes from this material loaded article: SinterHab: Insectoids, Microwaves and 3D Printed Moon Bases (NASA, JPL)

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/03/05/sinterhab-insectoids-microwaves-and-3d-printed-moon-bases/
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #65 on: 02/14/2014 03:06 am »
I kinda like Tethers Unlimited's SpiderFab, as it melds 3D printing of trusses with light assembly work robot arms. I think there will still be plenty of cases where additive 3D printing and some robot arm CNC subtractive machining+assembly might be the better hybrid choice.

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #66 on: 02/14/2014 06:03 pm »
The ESA's 3D printed moon base from this article: 

Home Away From Home: 3D-Printed Habitats on the Moon
http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/02/05/home-away-from-home-3d-printed-habitats-on-the-moon/


"Architects at Foster + Partners are designing an inflatable, pressurized dome meant to house four astronauts and protect against “micrometeoroids and space radiation”, according to the ESA’s website.  A 3D printer, controlled via robot, will then construct an outer shell from lunar soil, called regolith." 
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #67 on: 02/15/2014 03:45 am »
Pioneers in the West didn't take shelters with them. They took saws, axes and auger drills. The rest was ISRU. I'm getting the feeling additive manufacturing will be one of the tools essential for offworld living.
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« Reply #68 on: 02/15/2014 12:40 pm »
Pioneers in the West didn't take shelters with them. They took saws, axes and auger drills. The rest was ISRU. I'm getting the feeling additive manufacturing will be one of the tools essential for offworld living.

as will be the tech that produces the refined feedstock for the additive fabbers, by grabbing the existing raw materials.

That tech may likewise have to be "additive" (subtractive?) - ie. able to produce the fully refined feedstock by directly grabbing it from the environment.

It seems to me you'd need a machine which would dig the dirt right out of the ground and break it down into components that would be used as feedstock for the additive fabbers, and this would have to be done with minimal chemical inputs (since these would be in scarce supply), thus likely making the process more energy intensive.

So the whole idea seems limited by your available power supply. Once you have that, then many things are possible.
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #69 on: 02/21/2014 12:03 am »
They call this story

NASA part 3 (4 on its way)  http://tinyurl.com/k4p4k4v

3D Printing & Space (Part 3): NASA


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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #70 on: 02/23/2014 02:45 pm »
US Department of Energy’s Mission to 3D Print New Metal Alloys
  http://tinyurl.com/mzseba5

"Rare-earth elements are finite and, yet, we depend on them for some of our most essential technologies, such as those that involve X-Rays, lasers and magnets. In order to head off the inevitable shortage of rare earth metals, the Critical Materials Institute at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is hoping to synthesize new ones with 3D metal printing."

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #71 on: 02/23/2014 02:52 pm »
Carbon fiber printer

Story: http://www.popularmechanics.com/_mobile/technology/gadgets/news/new-3d-printer-by-markforged-can-print-with-carbon-fiber-16428727

Site: http://markforged.com

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"Designed to overcome the strength limitations of traditional 3D printed materials, the revolutionary Mark One 3D printer is the world's first 3D printer designed to print continuous carbon fiber. Now you can print parts, tooling, and fixtures with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than 6061-T6 Aluminum."

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #72 on: 02/23/2014 03:08 pm »
Older article: More R&D Into Graphene for 3D Printing
http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/05/01/more-rd-into-graphene-for-3d-printing/

"American Graphite Technologies Inc. and the Khariv Insitute of Physics and Technology (Ukraine) are planning to work together in order to research the possibilities of using graphene contained materials for 3D printing applications."

nice video with general info on Graphene



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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #73 on: 03/11/2014 12:45 pm »

FABMOB 3D Prints Your Atmosphere
http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/03/03/fabmob-3d-prints-atmosphere/

This is an amazing concept, can see many applications for research.

 "FABMOB is an atmospheric sensing device that 3D prints topographical representations of environmental data."

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #74 on: 03/11/2014 01:21 pm »
A video has just come out with what might be the next generation, or future of one method of 3D Printing. 

This is so very exciting to people doing 3D printing with filament.   This concept prints out 3 d prints In FULL color from what is shown, and that's a game changer.   Looking at my screen grabs the 3D Printer stocks 6 colors of plastic and resembles a 3D version of an ink jet printer.

With the right price point this might be the perfect 3D printer for models in color.



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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #75 on: 03/11/2014 02:32 pm »
About the 3D printed SuperDraco, is it known how much inner surface and coolant channel post-processing there is .. or none?
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« Reply #76 on: 03/11/2014 03:17 pm »
About the 3D printed SuperDraco, is it known how much inner surface and coolant channel post-processing there is .. or none?

My guess is very little post processing.
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #77 on: 03/18/2014 03:42 am »
another day another brand new laser 3 d printer larger and faster than others.   http://www.concept-laser.de/

"Elsewhere in recent times in the aeronautical and space industries, there has been an increased need for applications using titanium and nickel-based alloys by organizations like NASA and EADS Group. These material classes are primarily attractive for the extreme requirements in the development of jet engine drives. In addition to drive technology components, these also include test beds in space flight and turbine parts in power plant engineering and aircraft construction"

the article: http://tinyurl.com/k3j5e6p 




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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #78 on: 03/19/2014 03:47 pm »
3D Printing an Experimental Thermonuclear Reactor

"you’ll want to hear what they’re doing over at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built in St. Paul-lez-Durance, France."

If your interested in this subject a read of the article is in order as it has several links to research  ;)
http://tinyurl.com/ombvqrf

"Imagine planning out a one thousand ton, 60 foot stack of magnets and superconducting niobium-3-tin cables that will be a part of the plasma chamber for an enormous nuclear fusion reactor — something that will, hypothetically, produce 500 megawatts of output power."

"For that reason, the US ITER team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using the technology to aid in the preparation process."

"In the process of designing the reactor, the researchers are creating “toy” scale models of such things as the 60 foot tall central solenoid mentioned earlier."  see pic
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #79 on: 03/20/2014 01:00 pm »
Q&A regarding the new "Laser Melting" Process.

Part 1:  http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33141.msg1173307#msg1173307

3DPI Interview with Dr. Florian Bechmann of Concept Laser

http://tinyurl.com/mkysphb

" The aerospace sector is driving forward innovations as well. High quality solutions are in demand here, including the use of reactive materials such as titanium or aluminum-based alloys that can only be produced reliably to a high quality in a closed system. In general, users such as the following are convinced that the process will become increasingly well-established: NASA, the German Aerospace Center, Honeywell, Snecma, Aerojet/Rocketdyne and Astrium Space Transportation from the EADS Group. "


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