Can 3D printing facilitate aerospace?
Since the 20th century, aerospace exploration has been in the hands of people who want to understand what is going on beyond planet Earth. Large agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) or the European Space Agency (ESA) are major players in the conquest of space. And 3D printing is one of them: it has started to become a design technique used in the production process by companies. Thanks to it, it is now possible to produce complex parts quickly and cheaply. In particular, this manufacturing method has enabled a wide range of applications such as satellites, space suits, rocket parts, etc. According to SmarTech, the market value of additive manufacturing in the private space industry will reach €2.1 billion by 2026. The question we can ask ourselves now is: How could 3D printing help humans play a more important role in space?
You can find the article on this topic here (in German)