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Canada Makes, Fusia & MDA Team Up for 3D Printed Space-Bound Part

Canada Makes, FusiA and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) partnered to build a part to be launched into to space later this year. Additive manufacturing projects like this highlight how the technology is rapidly changing the economics of space. Canada Makes helped with funding through its Metal Additive Demonstration program …

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EnvisionTEC Bioplotter Used at Northwestern to 3D Print with Lunar and Martian Soil

A team at Northwestern University developed a comprehensive approach for creating robust, elastic, designer Lunar and Martian regolith simulant (LRS and MRS, respectively) architectures using ambient condition, extrusion-based 3D printing of regolith simulant inks. The LRS and MRS powders were characterized by distinct, highly inhomogeneous morphologies and sizes, where LRS powder …

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Space Systems Loral Uses AM to Attain 50% Reductions in Mass and Schedule for Large Satellite Structures

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, has successfully introduced next-generation design and manufacturing techniques for structural components into its popular SSL 1300 geostationary satellite platform. Its first antenna tower designed using these techniques, which include additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, …

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Quality Assurance Software Provider Sigma Labs Forms Alliance with Engineering Solutions Experts Morf3D

Sigma Labs, Inc, a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand, today announced that it has signed a commercial alliance with engineering solutions experts Morf3D to bring enhanced solutions for additive manufacturing (“AM”) to the aerospace and defense (“A&D”) sector. Morf3D, based in El Segundo, California, is an AM …

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