Metal Additive: Essential for the new space economy 

Dr. Greg Hayes on the 3D printed future of space flight.

With the recent success of Boeing’s Starliner space vehicle and Vulcan Centaur rocket, the race is on for low cost commercial access to low Earth orbit. Lower profile but just as important, there is a new generation of fast reaction, small sat boosters available from multiple corporations launching from the Americas, Europe, Asia and even New Zealand.

Weight is always critical in aerospace structures, but it’s especially important in spacecraft, and the combination of lower costs and more players means that aerospace structures for these applications must be faster, stronger, lighter, and critically, cheaper.

Dr. Greg Hayes, Senior Vice President of applied technology at EOS, describes the state-of-the-art in conversation with Jim Anderton.

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Written by

James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.