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3D Printing Photos: Europe's Project AMAZE for Space Travel

Expert Shows 3D Printed Piece at AMAZE Press Conference

ESA-N. Vicente

Hilde Loken Larsen, Head of Research and Development Activities, Norsk Titanium AS, shows a #D printed piece during a press conference at the London Science Museum, UK, on Oct. 15. The AMAZE project – Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste and Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products – involves 28 industrial partners across Europe. [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

David Jarvis at AMAZE Press Event

ESA-N. Vicente

David Jarvis, ESA’s Head of New Materials and Energy Research, smiles at a press conference at the London Science Museum, UK, on Oct. 15. The AMAZE project – Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste and Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products – involves 28 industrial partners across Europe. [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

Improved Nacelle

EADS

Foreground: topology optimized A320 nacelle hinge demonstrator; background: conventional A320 nacelle hinge. This image was released Oct. 14, 2013 [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

Titanium Printed Structure

Cranfield University

This sandwich structure aerofoil demonstrator is made of titanium and a product of 3D-printing. This image was released Sept. 3, 2013 [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

Improved 3D Parts

Cranfield University

This image shows improved 3D printing parts. ESA and the European Commission have embarked on a project to perfect the printing of space-quality metal components. The AMAZE project – Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste and Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products – involves 28 industrial partners across Europe. This image was released May 4, 2013 [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

Peering Into Electron Beam Chamber

EADS

Andy Hawkins, Lead ALM Engineer peering into the Electron beam chamber watching the beam scan the surface - Located at the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM). This image was released Dec. 17, 2009. [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

Laser Sintering Nylon 12 Powder Material

EADS

Chris Turner, ALM Engineer, preparing the control system for laser sintering nylon 12 powder material - Located at the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM). [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

Comparison of Improved Parts

EADS

Foreground: Sandwich structure aerofoil demonstrator in Titanium; Middle: Topology optimised A380 bracket in stainless steel; Background: Conventional A380 bracket in stainless steel - All produced at the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) using the Electron beam and laser chambers. [Read the Full Story of ESA's AMAZE 3D Printing Project here.]

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