End of September 2014, NASA expects to complete the first imaging telescope, all the basic components all manufactured by HP Designjet 9000s Printhead.NASA also became the first attempt to use 3D printing technology to build the entire instrument unit. This space telescope complete functions, 50.8 mm camera enable it to put a cube satellite (CubeSat, a micro-satellite). It is understood that the space telescope’s outer tube, the outer bezel and all optical frames as separate structures directly, and only mirror and lens is not yet implemented. The instrument will be in 2015, vibrations and thermal vacuum testing.
This 50.8 mm telescope will be made from aluminum and titanium, and only 4 parts were manufactured by 3D printing technology, compared to traditional manufacturing methods and the number of parts needed is 3D printing 5-10 times. In addition, 3D printing in telescopes can be used to reduce stray light bezel of the instrument and with the angle of the telescope’s style, which is the traditional method of making impossible in a part. 3D printing rocket injector testing
August 31, 2014, United States NASA of engineers are just completed has 3D print rocket Jet device of test, this items research is improve rocket engine a component of performance, due to Jet device within liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen with mixed reaction, here of burning temperature can reached 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit, about for 3,315 degrees Celsius, can produced 20,000 pounds of thrust, about for 9 tons around, validation has 3D print technology in rocket engine manufacturing Shang of feasibility. The test work is located in Huntsville, Alabama United States at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center here has better rocket engine test conditions, engineers can verify that 3D printing parts ignition performance in your environment.Engineers can verify that 3D printing parts ignition performance in your environment. Rocket engine injector high precision processing technology, if you are using 3D printing technology, you can reduce the complexity of manufacturing, establishment of three-dimensional images of the ejector on the computer, print material for metal powder and laser, at higher temperatures, metal powders can be recast as the way we need to.
Kicker has dozens of rocket engine Jet components to build similar components need a certain degree of accuracy, after a successful test of the technology used in the manufacture of RS-25, as the United States main engine at NASA’s future space launch system, the rocket to carry astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit, into the farther deep space. Marshall Center Director of engineering Chris believes that 3D printing technology application in rocket engine injector is only a first step, our aim is to test how 3D printing parts can completely change the rocket’s design and manufacturing, and improve system performance, and more importantly saves time and costs, and less prone to failure. In this test, two rocket injector ignition, 5 seconds at a time, and designers to create complex geometry model allowing oxygen and hydrogen mix, 1400 pounds of pressure per square inch.
On October 11, 2014, United Kingdom a team of enthusiasts use 3D printing business out of a rocket, they prepare to make the world’s first print out of the rocket. The team to the media Office of the local time in London, introduced the world’s first 3D printing technology to produce rockets.
Team captain, Haynes said, with 3D printing technologies, to produce a highly complex shape is not difficult. If you want to modify prototypes, as long as the computer-aided design. According to reports, known as “low orbit he assisted navigation” project is funded by a Germany data analysis companies. Print out the rocket weighs 3 kg, height normal adult height, are the team for 4 years, flowers made out of 6000 pounds. A £ 15,000 grant is established, they will appear at the end of this year, New Mexico, United States space port to launch the rocket. A giant balloons filled with helium will rocket up to 20000meters, global positioning system device in rocket will launch the rocket engines, rocket Jet speeds will reach about 1610 kilometers per hour.
Zhihou, automatic driving system on the rockets will guide the rocket return to Earth, tossing the camera filmed the entire process.United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) official website on April 21, 2015, NASA engineers are through the use of additive manufacturing technology to produce the first full size copper alloy rocket engine parts to save cost, NASA space technology official said, this is new milestone in 3D printing technology application in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
On June 22, 2015, State-owned Russia technology group-d print technology to produce a prototype drone, weighed 3.8 kg, 2.4 m wingspan, flying at speeds up to 90 to 100 km/h, range 1 to 1.5 hours. Company spokesman fulajimier kutahuofu introduction, 2.5 months for companies to achieve the leap from concept to prototype and production took only 31 hours, costs less than 200,000 rubles (about us $ 3700).