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March 22nd, 2019

Thales Alenia Space takes 3D printing into series production for satellites and spacecraft

We’ve reported before on 3D printing technology being used to make parts for satellites and other spacecraft, and this trend looks set to continue in the future, with Thales Alenia Space being one of the major companies leading the way. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190322-thales-alenia-space-takes-3d-printing-into-series-production-for-satellites-and-spacecraft.html

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NASA creates special copper alloy for 3D printing rocket parts

NASA researchers with the Glenn Research Center (GRC) and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) teamed up to develop GRCop-42, a copper-based high strength alloy with high conductivity. Using powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printing, NASA researchers successfully 3D printed near-fully-dense GRCop-42 components that are resistant to deformation and remain strong even at elevated temperatures. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190322-nasa-creates-special-copper-alloy-for-3d-printing-rocket-parts.html

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