Mars does not give up the huge wealth of natural resources that we have come to be responsible for this on Earth, and with strikes that we have. Try to join, or just just, Visit, the red planet can only take some resources. Learning to do with what Mars is to offer is one of the biggest challenges to visit our nearest neighbor, but the results of the European publishing party's 3D printing tests a & # 39; prove that it is not impossible.
We have made probations and rovers to Mars, but so far it's not just one-way tour. Our knowledge of what Mars is done is limited to what is Spirit and Access to learning from samples, and examining the Martian meteorites that make their way to Earth. Like the moon, if there is one thing, Mars does not lack it, it's a metal; there.
So, standing up for the realities of Mars, researchers turned to passive conversion of lime soil, also known as lunar regolith.
Working with an Australian company called Lithoz, the ESA 3D-example sampled a number of components into a light-linked agent that was mixed with the regolith – which is made by silicon, aluminum , calcium, and oxygen that is made of very good dust.
Instead of heating to & # 39; mixed, produced as a hot move, and a & # 39; allow them to cool and harden, the 3D printing process here is to tighten very tight lines of regolith mixing, which is open to light, causing the link agent Link-
The parts are then immersed in an oven to create hard, clay material, which is not only strong, but also showing smooth surface equipment, uniform so that they are consistent with expanded parts It was created with very high accuracy. If you've ever done a 3D-made texture made from fragrant plastic, the superficial discomfort on the surface of the landlords is easy to find, and a problem for use in detailed devices.
ESA's next step is to rigorously test the strength and sustainability of these 3D elements, to determine whether they are able to stand up with travel tension, and life in a hard environment. At the end, instead of being & # 39; pulling a train full of Spanish parts, a mission to Mars would have to produce a digital archive of all the parts used in the # 39; boat and other structures, 3D printers, and possibly a bucket for new builders.[European Space Agency via designboom]