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Novel active driven drop tower facility for microgravity experiments investigating production technologies on the example of substrate-free additive manufacturing

Novel active driven drop tower facility for microgravity experiments investigating production technologies on the example of substrate-free additive manufacturing

Kategorien Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Jahr 2018
Autoren Lotz, C.; Wessarges, Y.; Hermsdorf, J.; Ertmer, W.; Overmeyer, L.
Veröffentlicht in Advances in Space Research 61 (2018) 1967–1974
Beschreibung

Through the striving of humanity into space, new production processes and technologies for the use under microgravity will be essential in the future. Production of objects in space demands for new processes, like additive manufacturing. This paper presents the concept and the realization for a new machine to investigate microgravity production processes on earth. The machine is based on linear long stator drives and a vacuum chamber carrying up to 1000 kg. For the first time high repetition rate and associated low experimental costs can provide basic research. The paper also introduces the substrate-free additive manufacturing as a future research topic and one of our primary application.

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DOI 10.1016/j.asr.2018.01.010