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Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production

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Planetary Resources expects that the Arkyd spacecraft will eventually be mass-produced at cost significantly lower than current spacecraft, so weight must be minimized to the greatest extent possible.

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Planetary Resources is a space exploration company founded in 2010 in Redmond, Washington that plans to mine asteroids by 2050.
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The Planetary Resources design for the Arkyd 200 and 300 uses patented QuickCast patterns from 3D Systems to make the propulsion system structurally integrated with the spacecraft itself.

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Cost Of Goods Sold, Design Library, Parts and material pricing, Precision, Weight
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[Efficiency Improvement - Quality Assurance]
3D printing enables a level of precision and integration that is unattainable with traditional manufacturing techniques.
[Cost Reduction - Operation]
Total cost of ownership of equipment operations is minimized through the use of highly efficient, organic 3D-printed designs.
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