The future of space travel requires new technologies and additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, may hold the key.
The European Space Agency is investigates how the 3D printers and 3D printing technology could transform everything we think about space missions. Here’s a look at 10 ways 3D printing could change space travel, courtesy of ESA scientists.
FIRST STOP: The ‘Impossible’ Made Real.
One big advantage of 3D printing is the tech’s ability to manufacture hard-to-build items. For example, a 3D-printed titanium lattice ball like the one shown here has a hollow interior with a complex internal geometry. … (Read more)