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Old 03-22-2016, 02:47 PM   #31
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The launch of the Cygnus cargo ship, which will occur tomorrow Tuesday, March 22nd at 11:05 pm EST, will see the Made In Space Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) head to the ISS, where it will begin 3D printing orders for over 20 customers already secured by Made In Space.
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:55 PM   #32
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Exciting times.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:01 PM   #33
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This endeavor, along with Made In Space’s Archinaut project for 3D printing large-scale structures in space, is designed to enable manufacturing in space itself, to lighten the load for rockets on Earth.
Someone in the Marketing department at Made in Space really sold this well. You still have to get the same amount of material up to the ISS, whether it's assembled/printed down here or up there, so in the end there's absolutely no cost savings associated with fuel. You're still paying $10,000 per pound regardless.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:33 PM   #34
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 Someone in the Marketing department at Made in Space really sold this well. You still have to get the same amount of material up to the ISS, whether it's assembled/printed down here or up there, so in the end there's absolutely no cost savings associated with fuel. You're still paying $10,000 per pound regardless.
Except that now you can pay $10k/lb for "generic replicator stuff" and then when you need a widget in space you can just print it there instead of needing to launch a rocket holding a widget.

Plus, for structures that are mostly air, you can send up a compact wad of generic replicator stuff instead, which means a smaller fairing and therefore less mass. Theoretically?
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:33 AM   #35
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More marketing, is there no shame...?
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Atlas V Rocket Soars with 3D Printed Parts
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:12 PM   #36
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Things are really taking off...

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On March 22, Rocket Lab announced that the Rutheford had completed its qualification tests, publishing the above video of a hot fire test in which the engine was fired for more than two and a half minutes. As a result, the company has planned to launch Electron from their site in New Zealand in the middle of this year. If all goes well, Electron will send satellites made by Spire into Earth orbit over the course of twelve missions from late 2016 to 2017. Rocket Lab Chief Executive Peter Beck said of the news, “We are seeing the vehicle come together, and are looking to move to manufacturing at quantity for both our test and commercial flights.”
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:10 AM   #37
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Not sure if this is a Lirpa Loof...

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2016/0...ng+Industry%29

Seems genuine, never heard of OpenSCAD, looks interesting
http://www.openscad.org/

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Planetary & Space 3D Printing May Be Possible with Selective Separation Sintering
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:00 PM   #39
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Some new technology from the MIT: 3D-printed hydraulics, ready to use when it leaves the printer.

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/drl/wiki...abricating.pdf
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That's remarkable, I do like the hexapod robot.

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Old 04-09-2016, 08:44 AM   #41
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Airbus Opens Aerospace 3D Printing Factory in Germany
The Airbus A350 XWB aircraft is set to be the most 3D printed plane in history, carrying over 1,000 plastic endparts from Stratasys, a partially 3D printed engine from Rolls-Royce, 3D printed fuselage and engine pylon parts from Alcoa, as well as components from Materialise and possibly even a 3D printed partition inspired by mold. With all of this 3D printing, the defense giant is going to need more 3D printing facilities, which is why they’ve just opened a 3D printing center in Germany with the Ludwig Bolköw Campus.
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Odd situation, must have some background to it. I use Paypal occasionally, I suppose they are behaving like a bank. Hadn't thought of them that way.

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Odd situation, must have some background to it. I use Paypal occasionally, I suppose they are behaving like a bank. Hadn't thought of them that way.

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A large terabyte nasty for a bank. The business model of their customers should not be of their concern. Otherwise, we would be full of banks who would have to admit that their customers are selling drugs and weapons worldwide.

This all sounds more like Paypal is acting like a credit card company. Keeping a blank $80,000 though reserved for potential damages is plain theft.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:46 AM   #45
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I'm surprised its legal, just changing conditions unilaterally and little notice?

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