NASA's Next Rover Has 3D-Printed Parts with Stratasys 3D Printing

This video shows how NASA engineers used 3D printing to help build a next-generation rover capable of supporting human life on asteroids and Mars.

 

See how NASA harnessed the design flexibility and durable materials of a Stratasys 3D printer

The rover, about the size of a Hummer and boasting a pressurized cabin and observation bubble, can accommodate a pair of astronauts as they study extraterrestrial surfaces. Before humans reach Mars, similar rovers could serve on near-earth asteroids.

When you're tasked with extending human reach farther into space, stock parts and traditional manufacturing methods won't fly. About 70 parts on the rover are 3D-printed, including flame-retardant vents, pod doors and many custom fixtures. One ear-shaped exterior housing is deep and contorted, and would be nearly impossible to build without 3D printing.

Visit Stratasys to learn more.

 




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