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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #500 on: 02/15/2016 05:22 pm »
Noise levels on the ISS:  https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Engineering_Acoustics/International_Space_Station_Acoustics_Challenges

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The astronauts of the ISS are exposed to an average noise level of 72dBA for the entire duration of their stay on the ISS, which can last up to six months.

Thats just the average so 50 percent of the ISS exposure is above that and 50 percent is below that)  The NASA recommended maximum "dose" is 60 Dbs.

Astronauts hearing possibly damaged by high noise levels:  https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9379-noisy-iss-may-have-damaged-astronauts-hearing/
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #501 on: 02/16/2016 02:44 pm »
3D Printing Has its Place in Martian Settlements, According to NASA
http://3dprintingindustry.com/2016/02/15/3d-printing-in-martian-settlements-nasa/


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NASA Funds 3D-Bio-Printer Development to Combat Universal Hunger


http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/05/22/nasa-funds-3d-bio-printer-development-to-combat-universal-hunger/


"In a fantastic development, the application of additive manufacturing technologies that other 3D printing enthusiasts and myself have long been promoting, NASA has recently awarded a $125,000 grant to further explore and develop the application of 3D printing food for astronauts. Initially aimed at efficient food storage for long-haul space flights, the creator of this project – Anjan Contractor, a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Systems and Materials Research Corporation (SMRC) in Austin, Texas, USA — hopes this technology could ultimately help the continually exponentially increasing population on Earth."

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #502 on: 02/16/2016 07:39 pm »
It's not the 3D printed food, it's the 3D printer cartridges that are relevant to food shortages on Earth. 3D printing the food just affects the texture.
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« Reply #503 on: 02/16/2016 07:44 pm »
NASA’s ICESat-2 To Feature 3D Printed Bracket Supporting ATLAS for Measuring Ice Sheets
http://3dprint.com/119855/nasas-icesat-2-3d-printed-bracket-atlas-data-ice/


"Currently, one new 3D printed part is garnering a lot of attention as part of the latest ICESat-2 project, which aims to examine and measure changes in ice-sheet elevations, sea-ice thicknesses, and global vegetation in Greenland and the Antarctic. The Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 will bear a 3D printed bracket that supports the fiber-optic cables for the central instrument of this satellite: the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS).


The dissipative qualities ensure that electrostatically sensitive devices are more protected, due to the reduction of build-up in static electricity. Another interesting benefit is that little ‘outgassing’ is experienced with PEKK (think about the ‘new car’ smell as a good example of a symptom of this), again protecting instruments in helping to eliminate condensation on crucial devices.


This second ICESat mission is different in that for the first one, only a single laser was employed. ICESat-2 offers incredible new innovation, allowing for a green-light laser to split into six beams, arranged in three pairs, firing continuously at a rapid 10,000 pulses per second toward Earth—and offering much better data samples. Higher speed and higher resolution will mean much better performance and results from this study, due to the innovations and ‘dense crosstrack samples’ offered with ATLAS."

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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #504 on: 02/16/2016 09:21 pm »
It's not the 3D printed food, it's the 3D printer cartridges that are relevant to food shortages on Earth. 3D printing the food just affects the texture.

now, now a little thing like consumables isn't on the agenda yet :D


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2nd article this time with a video.....you tax money paid for it.


http://3dprint.com/121430/3d-printed-space-food/





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« Reply #505 on: 02/17/2016 02:33 pm »
How about upgrading this (dirt cheap) design.  A "human" touch on Mars?
Build Your Own 3D Printed Robotic Hand in Less than an Hour
http://3dprintingindustry.com/2016/02/16/build-your-own-3d-printed-robotic-hand-in-less-than-an-hour/


"Now, the UK-based Open Bionics is ready to bring their designs to the masses with their first open source 3D printed robotic hand kit.


With the .STLs uploaded to Instructables, Thingiverse, Youmagine, and their own site, along with tutorials, instructions, and a bill of materials, the ‘Ada Hand’ is a completely open source kit that allows anyone to 3D print and build their own robotic hand. In total, the parts to build the device cost around £500, a fraction of the tens of thousands of dollars required to purchase a robotic hand from a manufacturer.  While it may take about 24 hours to print, Open Bionics says that it should take less than an hour to build it!





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I saw this design in operation last year, and they have improved on it under an open source model.



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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #506 on: 02/20/2016 07:28 am »
(No oven big enough to shove the entire tank into).


Not needed, will be bypassed in the near future.
http://www.nmc.ctc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=projects.details&projectID=288


I don't have the linkage but somewhere in Asia they are using Additive for cargo ships.  Think liberty ships of WWII  :P

Any info about the material properties these printers output? The aluminium and steel planned for Sea Dragon were top of the line in strength.
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« Reply #507 on: 02/21/2016 05:17 pm »
(No oven big enough to shove the entire tank into).


Not needed, will be bypassed in the near future.
http://www.nmc.ctc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=projects.details&projectID=288


I don't have the linkage but somewhere in Asia they are using Additive for cargo ships.  Think liberty ships of WWII  :P

Any info about the material properties these printers output? The aluminium and steel planned for Sea Dragon were top of the line in strength.

Wide open question to answer ......let me try.


Strength of materials, almost unlimited.  What can you engineer, and what can you afford?
This is all brand new technology. Various new generation equipment comes out every day, obsoleting the last generation.  So you might want to read this thread and review the various processes. As an example (in metal) One system out allows you to for mix 3 different metals on the fly, layer by layer.  You may also embed finished parts within the build for greater strength.

 
Believe the real question you want to review .  What can the new tools do for a 1960's design/concept?
A very good example.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33141.msg1175892#msg1175892
The scanners, software, and process in this example are now obsolete.   
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Re: 3D Printer uses Space Related
« Reply #508 on: 02/21/2016 05:20 pm »
HoloLens Beams NASA Scientist to Mars at TED2016
http://tinyurl.com/jpk8ale

"At the auditorium in Vancouver, NASA’s Jeff Norris, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, appeared on stage.  Though Norris was physically across the street from the event, Kipman could see, through his mixed reality headset, a “hologram” of Norris walking and talking in front of him and, beneath his feet, the surface of the Red Planet. Norris said to the TED audience, “I’m actually in three places. I’m standing in a room across the street, while I’m standing on the stage with you, while I’m standing on Mars a hundred million miles away.”

The HoloLens utilizes a variety of sensors, a fish-eye lens, and what Microsoft refers to as a “holographic processing unit” to power its device. Altogether, this allows the HoloLens to perform spatial mapping at five frames per second.  While Microsoft emphasizes the new digital objects with which you’ll be able to populate your environment, there are implications for 3D printing abound.  You may be able to 3D scan items around you to modify them virtually before 3D printing them into reality."



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« Reply #509 on: 02/21/2016 05:35 pm »
Cambits: The 3D Printed Camera You Can Reconfigure Yourself
http://tinyurl.com/zardnyp

"With the help of 3D printing technology, that’s exactly what Columbia Engineering’s Computer Science Professor Shree Nayar and Ricoh Corporation scientist Makoto Odamaki have joined together to do. Their DIY modular imaging system is called Cambits, which is composed of five different camera components, each of which is embedded into a 3D printed building block and connectable with one another.



Each 3D printed block is easily configurable, physically connecting through magnets and electrically connecting by spring-loaded pins, which carry the power source, data, and control signals throughout each block. Within each Cambit block is a circuit board that was designed by Odamaki, including a microcontroller, an upstream interface, and a downstream interface, allowing control signals to travel in both directions."


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« Reply #510 on: 02/23/2016 06:50 pm »
Binghamton Engineer Uses $500,000 Grant for Redefining 3D Printing via Electrospray
http://3dprint.com/119474/electrospraying-engineer-grant/

"With an eye on transforming manufacturing even further, Chiarot is examining the use of 3D printing on a finer scale than usual, which may offer further change in terms of how we make energy, offer healthcare, and even in dealing with security. The grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, centers around, not surprisingly, the further elimination of subtractive processes, focusing on printing electronics with a technique he refers to as electrospraying.


Further ambitions are to translate his technique onto a variety of objects aside from the flat plastic and glass substrates he normally works with. With this type of extrusion, he foresees it being used for affordable, small-batch production—and perhaps even in remote locations like space. "
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« Reply #511 on: 02/23/2016 06:54 pm »
Nano Dimension and Tel Aviv University Developing a 3D Printable Nickel Nano Ink
http://3dprint.com/121079/nanoparticle-nickel-ink/

"Nickel also acts as a barrier against oxidation, which could greatly help in the production of printable circuit boards (PCBs). Protection from oxidation is critical, particularly in the production of elements made with nano-metric corrosive metals, which oxidize instantly as soon as they are exposed to air."

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« Reply #512 on: 02/24/2016 03:43 pm »
Researchers Develop Mathematical Optimization Process to 3D Print the “Impossible”
http://tinyurl.com/h993rjy

"The automated software used by the research team produced a number of compelling objects that not only looked unique, but also functioned in ways that have never been seen before. The optimization process produced a uniquely calculated inner structure for their plastic fish model, which allows the fish to float just below the water surface. There was also a spinning top with a turtle, which was generated to have a balanced spin, despite the misleading physical properties of its external shape. Another unique design created by their mathematical optimization process (which you can view in the video below) was a 3D printed crooked bottle that tipped over when filled with water, but remained up right when filled with alcohol."




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« Reply #513 on: 02/25/2016 07:30 pm »
3D Printing of Levitating Objects Patented by Boeing
http://tinyurl.com/hz2kjer

"Now, you may be wondering what the actual benefits of a levitating 3D printing processes may be in space, besides sounding really awesome. As a matter of fact, there are quite a few… Since the ‘nugget’ is held up by magnetic fields, the printers can deposit materials on either side of the base, unlike conventional 3D printers that use bottom-up printing. These magnetic fields also allow the 3D printed ‘nugget’ to be rotated in any direction, which allows for much more complex shapes and features within the 3D printed object. Another distinct advantage of Boeing’s new 3D printing technology is that, since it uses multiple 3D printers at once, the print speed is also greatly increased."


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« Reply #514 on: 02/25/2016 07:38 pm »

3D Printing Brings Fresh Brewed Coffee to the ISS
http://tinyurl.com/jl8hqm4


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« Reply #515 on: 02/26/2016 04:07 am »
The following I guess could be space related in that children will now have some skills in 3D printing before they get to college and become engineers.  This is Mattel's new 3D printer to make toys and accessories for toys:

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/136836-mattel-thingmaker-preview-3d-printing-for-the-minecraft-generation

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« Reply #516 on: 02/26/2016 01:00 pm »
New Hyproline System Capable of High-Speed Mass Customization of Metal 3D Printed Parts
http://tinyurl.com/hzsqjx9

"The result is an automated assembly line that can produce a variety of custom parts at high speed.


In this case, the Hyproline machine uses 100 build platforms, a 3D scanner, metal deposition, and laser machining to produce 100 separate parts at speeds of 1-2 m/s. Once printed, the parts are machined and polished and removed from the printbed automatically. Parts can be produced with 20 μm resolution from steel, copper, and titanium and, due to the ability to laser machine the metal, the surface roughness can be as fine as 0.5μm. A Micro-Epsilon Scancontrol laser line scanner also allows the machine to perform in-process quality control, which relies on CADfix software from International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) in the UK to inspect and analyze products, matching prints against their CAD files."


The Video is worth the watch


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« Reply #517 on: 02/26/2016 01:16 pm »
Researchers 3D Print Large-Scale Factory for Nano-Scale Particles
http://tinyurl.com/z93pqw4

"With the power to use unique materials for specialty applications, nanoparticles open up entirely new physical properties for the objects around us.  In 3D printing, we’ve often seen these particles, 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, mixed into conductive inks for electronics 3D printing, particularly by companies like Voxel8 and Nano Dimension. One big issue with these tiny materials, however, is the inability to scale up production for widespread use.


The cost is associated with the time it takes for a technician to mix the materials up in a lab by hand, using flasks and beakers.  To break this model, the team turned to microfluidics, 3D printing tubes 250 micrometers in diameter and assembled in a parallel network of four tubes.  They then ran two nonmixing fluids through the network, which, due to their non-mixing nature, had to compete to exit openings in the setup. This resulted in the formation of tiny droplets that forced the materials to mix together via chemical reaction and create nanoparticles.  Because each 3D printed tube can create millions of identical droplets, Brutchey and Malmstadt had essentially built a microfluidics factory."






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« Reply #518 on: 02/26/2016 09:19 pm »
Fraunhofer Invents New Method for 3D Screen Printing of Metals
http://3dprint.com/121541/fraunhofer-3d-screen-printing/

"More and more, 3D printing is shaping into a “state of mind” rather than a technology, with new approaches appearing that cannot be replaced by any other approach. The number of technologies is multiplying rather than consolidating into a few dominate processes and that is because 3D printing is not just a new manufacturing technology but rather an entirely new way of making things, all things.


Screen printing works with a paste (a “powder/binder slurry”) made up of metallic powders. These can be both atomized, thus perfectly spherical, but also dendritical, which means that they are uneven and yet combine with each other in the paste material. Available materials include stainless steel, copper, titanium, hard metals, PM light alloys and even PM sintered metals. The printable mass goes through an “automated mask generated from a the CAD file” for layer on layer printing.


Examples of applications span across all fields where AM is generally implemented, including aerospace, energy management, precision mechanical engineering, electronics and automotive. These include fuel cell components, catalyst carriers, high precision lightweight construction, micro mechanics, heat exchangers and insulation, electrodes, bio­implants and even jewelry."


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« Reply #519 on: 03/01/2016 12:50 pm »
Impossible Objects Reveals CBAM Carbon Fiber Composite 3D Printing
http://tinyurl.com/jt9zsfn

"Impossible Objects uses a technique that almost resembles a combination of the Selective Deposition Lamination technology of Mcor and inkjet 3D printing.  A combination of additive and subtractive manufacturing, the process sees plastic inkjetted onto sheets of fabric – such as silk, polyester, Kevlar, cotton or carbon fiber – into the desired shape.  The shapes are then cut out and stacked atop one another, before they are baked in an oven and fused together.  Then, prints are sandblasted clean, removing excess material and revealing the final part"


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