EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY – PROJECT “MELT” UPDATE
Consortium with a leading Portuguese 3D printing company delivers a printer prototype to ESA
The European Space Agency has received a 3D printer (ALM-Additive Layer Manufacturing breadboard machine), designed to work under microgravity and 3D print with engineering polymers with high end mechanical and thermal properties. This project was developed by an international consortium, which BEEVERYCREATIVE is a part of. BEEVERYCREATIVE is the leading 3D printer manufacturer in Portugal, and in the last two years its engineers have been working on a challenging project for ESA. The MELT (Manufacturing of Experimental Layer Technology) project’s goal was to design, develop and test a fully functional ALM breadboard model (3D printer), able to work under the ISS’s (International Space Station) microgravity conditions and 3D print with engineering polymers with high end mechanical and thermal properties.