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3-D Printing

Stratasys to make parts for NASA

by Melody M. Bomgardner
April 29, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 18

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Credit: Stratasys
This NASA door hatch can be made with a 3-D printer using specialty thermoplastics.

The three-dimensional printing company Stratasys and Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies have teamed with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to make 3-D printed parts for NASA’s Orion deep-space spacecraft. The work will use Stratasys advanced materials, including a type of polyetherketoneketone. PEKK was selected because its high-performance mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties are needed in deep space. An Orion flight, planned with astronauts aboard, will use more than 100 3-D printed parts.

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