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Made In Space - 3D Additive Manufacturing Projects

Made In Space - 3D Additive Manufacturing Projects | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

In August of 2011, Made In Space started its initial testing of the effects of microgravity on 3D printing.

Made In Space accomplished 3 flight campaigns comprising over 400 parabolas of microgravity testing with NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program during the Fall of 2011. Three different 3D printers were flown, as well as multiple individual sub-components, all with the goal of:

Confirming that extrusion-based 3D printing works in zero gravityDetermining how effective the process is compared to ground-based printingResearching and understanding the fundamental physics of 3D printing in zero gravity.

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Mountain View Online : NASA unveils innovative new tech

Mountain View Online : NASA unveils innovative new tech | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

NASA Ames unveiled a little computer-operated machine that can manufacture spare spacecraft parts in space, including the parts astronauts needed as they faced death from asphyxiation aboard Apollo 13.

The three-dimensional printer would have been appreciated by Apollo 13 astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise, who scrambled to jury-rig an apparatus that would allow them to continue to breathe after an oxygen tank explosion during the April 1970 mission. The 3-D printer, manufactured by NASA Ames partner Made-In Space and tested in zero-gravity, could have manufactured the needed parts on the spot. In fact, its young designers have done just that, as a way to prove its usefulness.

 

 


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Airbus Military concludes the DEPLA Project with (Lighter aircraft impact protection systems )

Airbus Military concludes the DEPLA Project with (Lighter aircraft impact protection systems ) | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

Airbus Military concludes the DEPLA Project with relevant goal fulfillment.

 

The DEPLA Project (Development of Light Protection for Aviation) by Airbus Military was intended  to search for lighter alternative materials with good protection against bullet impacts and expansive waves of explosions and possible additional use as standard protection against ice, birds, stones, etc

The DEPLA Project has incorporated a highly innovative series of technological developments among the most striking technological innovations of the project is the description of advanced light materials for protection, techniques for the manufacture of complex elements, simulation and description of the performance of these materials in the event of high and low energy impacts and assembly of aerostructures.

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A Different Cup of Tea: GE Plant Will Incubate New Ways for Making Advanced Ceramics for Jet Engines | GE Reports

A Different Cup of Tea: GE Plant Will Incubate New Ways for Making Advanced Ceramics for Jet Engines | GE Reports | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

GE spent the last two decades developing the next-generation material, called ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). It is strong, tough, and also amenable to mass production. CMCs are made from silicon carbide matrix toughened with coated fibers made from the same material. They are already working inside CFM’s new LEAP jet engines and advanced gas turbines. The material is light, one-third of the weight of nickel super-alloys, but extremely durable. It can work in temperatures as high as 2,400F, well beyond any advanced alloy.

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Avionics: Touch the Future

Avionics: Touch the Future | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
Digital taxi, touchscreen, augmented reality, voice recognition and wrap-around cockpits are just a few of the new cockpit avionics technologies in which companies are investing their research and development dollars.

 

Regulatory challenges will likely grow as the avionics business continues to evolve and demands for better, faster avionics increase. Another challenge for the avionics makers is how to transfer more data faster to and from the cockpit.

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3D Printing a Functional Boat with Post-Consumer Milk Jugs

3D Printing a Functional Boat with Post-Consumer Milk Jugs | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
Last summer a student organization based out of the University of Washington, WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators), successfully created the world's first 3D Printed Boat. The boat was printed...

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12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World

12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
A potential $33 trillion/year impact by 2025.

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Marie Jeffery's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:35 AM

Powerful infographic!

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:19 AM
Muy interesante, y me parece genial que aparezcan las energias renovables en el grafico, aunque a mi juicio el nivel de impacto seria deseable fuera mayor de aqui al 2025.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:20 AM

Quizás sería esperable que las Renovables tuviesen más impacto en los próximos 12 años.

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Additive Manufacturing - The Next Industrial Revolution

GE Aviation is revolutionizing the age-old rules of manufacturing and design. Learn how additive manufacturing, a 3D printing technology, frees engineers to ...
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Additive manufacturing and ceramics make for efficient jet engines

Additive manufacturing and ceramics make for efficient jet engines | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.
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Survey Copter Utilize Stratasys 3D Printing Technology for UAV Components | Unmanned Systems Technology

Survey Copter Utilize Stratasys 3D Printing Technology for UAV Components | Unmanned Systems Technology | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

Stratasys Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, has announced that remote control systems manufacturer, Survey Copter, is successfully using its 3D printing technology to produce prototype and short-run component parts for mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems.

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Human Mars Lander Must Break New Ground

Human Mars Lander Must Break New Ground | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
For all the attention focused on how hard it will be to keep astronauts alive while they fly from Earth to Mars, the challenge of setting them safely ...
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Micro/Nano-CT For Visualization Of Internal Structures

Micro/Nano-CT For Visualization Of Internal Structures | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

Micro-CT can serve as a useful tool to screen materials for defects such as cracks, delaminations, and voids from the initial phase of product development to quality control of final part fabrication.

 

It is also widely used in metrology for inspecting components made with additive manufacturing techniques, reverse engineering, and computer-aided design (CAD) modeling. The total scan time is relatively short, depending on the shape and size of the object. Also, compared to other microscopy techniques, the sample preparation required for micro-CT imaging is minimal.

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NTT Carbon Fiber Group & Xolve Inc. start cooperation on graphene developments

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3D-Printed Toolbox Headed to the Space Station | SpaceRef

3D-Printed Toolbox Headed to the Space Station | SpaceRef | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

The first rule of DIY: know where your tools are. Astronauts on the International Space Station are about to have that task made much simpler, with a purpose-designed 3D-printed toolbox that was just launched on ESA's latest ATV resupply spacecraft.

 

The strong, lightweight multitray toolbox was printed in ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic by Thales Alenia Space in Turin through an ESA contract.


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10 Interesting Futuristic Materials

10 Interesting Futuristic Materials | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

The 10 most influential Materials in the latest technology.

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Digital Manufacturing and Missile Proliferation - Public Interest Report

Digital Manufacturing and Missile Proliferation - Public Interest Report | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
Digital manufacturing is likely to be one of the key disruptive technologies of the 21st century. Described by The Economist as the foundation of a third i
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Luciano Lampi's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:25 AM

the new digital future?

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NASA shows off a prototype of its new xenon-ion engine

NASA shows off a prototype of its new xenon-ion engine | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
In 2019, NASA will send out a robotic probe to retrieve an asteroid. And it’ll be this little piece of futuristic engineering that helps it get the job done. Later, we go to Mars.
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Top 100 websites 2012 in 3D Printing Industry

Top 100 websites 2012 in 3D Printing Industry | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
3ders.org - Top 100 websites 2012 in 3D Printing Industry
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3D Printer Launching to Space Station in 2014

3D Printer Launching to Space Station in 2014 | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

A 3D printer is slated to arrive at the International Space Stationnext year, where it will crank out the first parts ever manufactured off planet Earth.

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Ceramic Stereolithography for Reduced Cost and High Efficiency - Azom.com

Ceramic Stereolithography for Reduced Cost and High Efficiency - Azom.com | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
Ceramic Stereolithography for Reduced Cost and High Efficiency Azom.com CSL is a special type of 3D printing for research, development and low-rate production in industrial ceramic applications, CSL finds applications across a broad range of...
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The Artificial Insect Eye That Will Give Sight To Tiny Drones

The Artificial Insect Eye That Will Give Sight To Tiny Drones | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

Humans see the world through a pair of high resolution, single lens eyes that allow us to adjust focus and pinpoint fine details. But simpler creatures, like insects, instead rely on compound eyes that have lower resolution but offer a much wider distortion-free field-of-view that's actually better suited for lightning fast motion perception. And as researchers work towards designing autonomous drones that will behave like futuristic artificial bugs, it's only fitting that they also work to replicate how an insect sees.


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Kestrel31iV using 3D printing Parts

Kestrel 31iV 3D printing Parts I produced the parts of Kestrel31iV by 3D print. http://www.shapeways.com/ I considered the strength. Then, I designed at 150 ...
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New technique advances carbon-fiber composites

New technique advances carbon-fiber composites | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it

Applying their discoveries, the researchers coated carbon fibers with nanotubes without causing fiber degradation, making the fibers twice as strong as previous nanotube-coated fibers—paving the way for carbon-fiber composites that are not only stronger, but also more electrically conductive.

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The ultimate Medevec platform – the AirMule | i-HLS

The ultimate Medevec platform – the AirMule | i-HLS | Aerospace Innovation & Technology | Scoop.it
The Urban Aeronautics AirMule ducted fan Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft has been equipped with new propellers. Ii will improve the performance of this special VTOL platform.
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Graphene appointed an EU Future Emerging Technology Flagship

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