29 August 2017 8:53
In the latest development in 3D printing for space exploration, 3D Printing Industry recently reported on Russian astronauts’ successful deployment of a new satellite created entirely with a powder 3D printer. The Tomsk-TPU-120 features no engines, and will spend five months in orbit before burning up naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere as its orbit decays. The satellite was designed and printed at Tomsk Polytechnic University, and it will continue to be monitored by the university’s Student Flight Control Centre for the duration of its time in orbit. The video below shows ...
07 August 2017 16:29
For any filament-based 3D printing technique, proper maintenance of your machines’ extruders should be a regular part of your internal processes. This becomes even more essential if you are utilising different filaments with the same printer. If even small quantities of a different material are still present in the extruder during the next print run, it will affect the finished result, resulting in lost time and wasted material. If you are in any doubt about whether a clogged extruder is affecting the quality of your printed parts, look closely at it ...