Mechanically Validated Parts
Greg optimized propulsion components for a NASA mission and accelerated time to certification by using Digital Light Synthesis™ for design and production.
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''Really, it was the high-temperature Carbon CE 221 material that drove this. It was the whole reason that NASA was able to produce this on an additive technology."
Greg Cebular Vice President, The Technology House (TTH)
Greg worked with engineers at NASA to rapidly and cost-effectively produce four high-performance thrusters for the cold-gas propulsion system within the new Seeker robotic free flier inspector. He chose the Carbon Platform and its highest heat-deflective material, Cyanate Ester 221, for prototyping and production because he knew the material properties would hold up to a variety of intense atmospheres in space.
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In this episode of Ask an Additive Expert, Carbon examines how you can get great metal parts with plastic 3D printers using methods like investment casting and electroplating, or by considering the use of high-performance polymers in place of metal.
Validated, Nimble, and Ready for Launch
Having true design flexibility on the Carbon Platform throughout the production process with TTH helped NASA speed up their turnaround time and demonstrate the success of agile space hardware development. This greatly improved their ability to build, test, and iterate quickly, enabling them to go from idea to project start to launch in little over a year, an unheard of timeline for NASA spacecraft.