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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

3D printing with Mars dirt and titanium

Metal Tech News – September 14, 2022


Last updated 9/27/2022 at 2:06pm

A high resolution picture of Mars, the Red Planet.


Mars is called the Red Planet because of the thick layer of oxidized iron covering its surface. In other words, it's rusty.

Washington State researchers add to out-of-this-world 3D printer materials

Scientists from Washington State University have discovered that a small amount of simulated crushed Martian dirt mixed with a titanium alloy made for a stronger, high-performance material for 3D printing that could help build a future on the Red Planet.

"In space, 3D printing is something that has to happen if...

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