Aerospace

POWDERscreen measures exactly which metals flow in what quantity into the focus of the laser beam. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS)

New device measures powder flow during laser cladding

The powder meter will improve the quality of the components produced and make the entire production process precisely repeatable

A new 3D printer is being developed to manufacture and repair a wide variety of parts in microgravity. (Image: AddUp)

New system to 3D print first metal parts in space

The technology could enable the manufacturing and repair of a wide variety of tools and parts directly on site using a single input material

Hot-fire testing of a GRCop-42 L-PBF chamber and NASA HR-1 LP-DED nozzle with integral channels at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. (Image: NASA)

Changing the game of spaceflight

Matthew Dale learns how additive manufacturing is optimising the production of rocket components

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