By Elton Gomes
To support the basis of the future moon, researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have tried to 3D print and to; bake fake moon dust in a variety of things such as screams, gears, and base, with the hope that a very unusual moon massage will be used to replace venues on a white sky. The 3D topics were printed by the Austrian Lithoz company.
"Those parts are the best tweed purpose ever achieved by things made of regolith eyes, showing high tide of a series of tweets and expanding the range of use items are used So, "said Advenit Makaya, ESA's engineer, recitation.
Makaya said, "If you need to print out machinery or machinery instead of broken parts on a lunar base, there will be an essential format in the size and shape of the printed papers."
ESA scientists collaborated with Lithoz to develop 3D printing technology that was in place; Combination of uniform regolith in the first instance emerged by a special type of preservation – this behavior was cruel when it was open. It is made up in particular and symbolizes dust; moon. The mixture of regolith and glue was then printed to a special format and was inserted inside an oven. The process was similar to how clay is hardened inside an air.
"The printing process is typically based on materials such as aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide and silicon nitride. It is also what we have shown here that it can also work with crude regolith, which is a collection of different types of coding, droma, especially silicon oil but also aluminum, calcium and iron oxygen, among others, "said Makaya.
What's in 3D printing?
3D printing is a process to be & # 39; makes three-dimensional hard objects from digital file. 3D printed item is created by using the processes of a voluntary. In an advanced process, sequences of continuous materials will be compiled until the item is created. Each of these lines can be seen as a flat horizontal section that is scattered to a thin amount of the following. 3D printing allows you to make complex shapes to & # 39; use less material compared to traditional practices.
Why do 3D scientists print objects with white dust dust?
Private and government business organizations have expressed real aspirations about building people's base on their own. moon, with plans being developed in this regard.
However, establishing a foundation on its moon will much fuel, goods and money. Originally building a pool base requires many materials – this is a means that it would be very expensive to carry many parts from Earth to moonlight, especially as it would require backup maintenance.
This is why researchers came up with a more sustainable option. Instead of giving things, they can do it just on the # 39; moonlight with 3D regolith and printer. So construction materials can be easy and easily created on their own moon.
Which possibilities may open?
The project is still testamentary, and many tests are still to be done – this has included a & # 39; try if 3D things are strong enough to stand up to the use of the world.
But if the project works out, the choices are really interesting. A 3D printing topic could use a moon foam to prophesy. do better at & # 39; It could also make sure that future moon-ranging campaigns would be larger on Earth.
Elton Gomes is a writer of Qrius.