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Metal 3D printing systems for space bots

COSM develops self-monitoring, adjusting 3D print process Metal Tech News – January 13, 2021

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:01pm

NASA COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems 3D metal printing Richard Comunale

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NASA anticipates that 3D printing will play a major role in human habitation of the Moon and Mars. This includes large structures such as landing pads and habitats, as well as metal 3D printing of needed parts and components.

COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems is in the final stages of developing and building electron beam 3D metal printing systems that will allow space robots to print parts in the vacuum of space, as well as future lunar and Martian outposts.

"Producing large metal parts autonomously to verifiable specifications and quality in-space will be an enabling part of man's permanent presence on the Moon...



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