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A Space Based Construction Factory

Habitats for living and other spacecraft will be built in space on site. Building materials will be mined and pre-processed to sort and bundle, then will be “thrown” away from the mining site into a trajectory toward the construction site. When they arrive, they will be “caught” and refined for final processing. Large solar arrays […]

First Printed Aircraft

Laser sintering is a process that uses a high powered laser beam to fuse together powdered particles of glass, ceramic, plastic or metal, in additive layers until a 3D object is created. In this case, laser sintering of nylon was used to create a flying model aircraft known as the SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered […]