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Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production

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Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production
Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production
Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production
Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production
Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production
Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production
Transportation
Product Development
Additive Manufacturing (AM) | 3D Printing
Ethernet
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IEEE 802.3, TCP/IP, NFS

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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IOT
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Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
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Specification Optimization: 3D printing enables a level of precision and integration that is unattainable with traditional manufacturing techniques.

Total Cost of Ownership: Total cost of ownership of equipment operations is minimized through the use of highly efficient, organic 3D-printed designs.

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