Boost Performance and Reduce the Costs of Manufacturing for Aerospace and Defense
Optimizing Parts and Assemblies to Revolutionize Space Exploration
Low-cost robotic space exploration requires throwing away the book on many traditional processes, starting with design and manufacturing.
Planetary Resources Uses QuickCast to Achieve New Level of Design Freedom
Patented 3D Systems technologies deliver lighter-weight parts, quicker design iterations, and cost savings from consolidating assemblies into one casted part.
Creating One‑of‑a‑Kind Parts for the Mars Exploration Rover
Parts and assemblies for the Rover, some machined from solid titanium, contain complex angles and undercut walls, some with thicknesses as small as 1mm (0.040″).
Next Intent Uses GibbsCAM to Meet Tight Requirements
The successful Mars Rover mission underlines Next Intent’s use of GibbsCAM software to keep material as thin as possible without affecting the structural integrity of parts.
Produce Lighter‑Weight Brackets for Telecommunications Satellite
Each bracket mounted on the antenna required a unique topologically optimized design for lower weight without sacrificing strength.
Thales Alenia and 3D Systems Use DMP for Better Bracket
Direct-metal-printed brackets are 25-percent lighter, have a better stiffness-to-weight ratio, and can be manufactured in half the time it would take with a traditional process.
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