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2022-08-15
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NASA and made in space cooperate to send 3D printing factory to space

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core tip: on September 21, 2014, NASA's first zero gravity 3D printer took falcon9 rocket to the international space station. Two months later, the first space 3D printing project was completed. NASA installed a 3D printer on the international space station to test the feasibility of astronauts manufacturing parts and tools independently under microgravity. The purpose of the test is to minimize the number of parts and tools transported from earth to space and speed up the self-sufficiency of the space station

[China Packaging News] in September 2014, the full automatic docking can be achieved within one day. On September 21, NASA's first zero gravity 3D printer took the falcon9 rocket to the international space station. Two months later, the first space 3D printing project was completed. NASA installed 3D printers on the international space station. In order to test the feasibility of astronauts' self manufacturing and processing of consumable parts and tools under microgravity, the purpose of the test is to minimize the number of parts and tools transported from earth to space and accelerate the self-sufficiency of the space station

now NASA has accurately commercialized it. According to the latest report, NASA plans to send a commercial manufacturing plant AMF to the international space station in recent days. 3D printer manufacturer madeinspace is responsible for providing relevant technical support. It is also the manufacturer of the first zero gravity 3D printer and AMF

Spencer Pitman, director of product strategy at made in space's additional manufacturing facility (AMF)

made in space, said that the company has received 20 paying users, including high schools preparing to host space related design competitions, universities researching components for printing medicine, and companies wanting to print satellites and other spacecraft devices. Their space printer can print 30 kinds of materials

however, this project still seems a little unrealistic. You know, printing a product on the space station is far more than the money spent on earth. According to NASA, it costs 10000 dollars to deliver a pound of things to the space station. In addition, it is not easy to deliver things to the space station. All kinds of procedures and processes may be six months after things really arrive at the space station

pitman said that AMF will not need these certification processes, because all the materials they can print have passed the certification, which will help them shorten the certification process and reduce the waiting time. In terms of cost, it will depend on the size of the 3D printer, generally ranging from $6000 to $30000

of course, although it is not cheap, I believe it will still attract some people to pay. After all, although they are printed from printers, they have been in space at least

amf will carry the Cygnus cargo rocket to the space station. The rocket will be launched at 11:05 on March 22, Eastern time

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