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3D Printing Is Used To Make Spare Parts In The Amade-18 Mars Simulation Mission.
Mar 06, 2018

Texas A&M a student demonstrates how to use 3D printing to help future settlers on Mars, the demonstration is the latest by the Austrian space BBS and Oman national steering committee AMADEE - 18 part of simulation task of the organization.


In February, parts of the Dhofar desert in Oman were temporarily used as a setting for a wide range of Mars simulation projects.The amade-18 mission, completed by a small field worker, is responsible for a series of experiments to help people understand how humans live on the red planet.

An experiment called "a3dt-2-mars" was designed to test how astronauts on the surface of Mars would use 3D printing to process manufacturing tools, replace parts and other things.


During the four-week experiment, Mauricio Coen, a graduate student at Texas A&M, demonstrated how the technology of adding materials could be a key tool for helping future Martian residents.A useful application for this technique immediately after the collapse of Coen's shovel is a 3D printing shovel.

"We assume that astronauts will be able to adapt faster to changing mission goals," Cohen said."In any space exploration mission, crew time is one of the most valuable asset, hope in the 3D printing embedded into their day-to-day operations, which will reduce the time spent on tedious task, especially when maintenance."

3D printing is not only useful for maintenance, can also provide the use of local materials in the structure of Mars (and elsewhere) manufacturing method, which will eliminate the long and costly journey in space to send demand for building materials.

The amade-18 simulation was completed by the end of February, although the results have not yet been announced.Mr Cohen argues that 3D printing will play an integral role in future missions to Mars, which NASA expects could happen in the next 20 years.