Friday / 30 November 2012

3D Printing Tests With Lunar Regolith

Researchers At Washington State University Have Demonstrated How Lunar Regolith Could Be Used As Raw Material For 3D Printers; Team Led By Prof Amit Bandyopadhyay Used A High-Powered Laser To Liquefy & 3D Print Simple Objects Out Of Lunar Regolith Simulant Material Provided By NASA; Resulting Material Was Glassy & Brittle, Researchers Suggest Additive Manufacturing Will Likely Be Needed For Printing More Advanced Materials On Moon

Image Credit: Washington State University, NASA