商業空間的 3D 打印：私人空間行業的 AM 生態系統
3D Printing in Commercial Space: The AM Ecosystem in the Private Space Industry
3D打印認為，短期內將製造人造衛星、火箭和航天器，長期將製造空間站和地外結構。我們還設想，通過私營公司在微重力環境中開發的 3D 生物打印工作，3D 生物打印將作為按需備用創造和空間醫學工具。
本報告調查了商業空間的 3D 打印市場，重點關注具有開創性的衛星和火箭的 3D 打印部件，許多已經飛入太空的疊層構建部件，而且速度很快。我們正在考慮疊層建模可能出現的空間在新興的私人航天工業領域有一個市場。它提供有關行業狀況、新 3D 打印應用、技術、材料、市場前景等方面的信息。
Four years after SmarTech released the first-ever additive manufacturing for space industry forecast report, a new market research analysis offers insights into the private space activity where the 3D printing industry is thriving. Focused on today's groundbreaking 3D printed components for satellites and launch vehicles, the study reflects on the many additively manufactured parts that have already flown in space and where additive manufacturing appears to have a market in the rapidly emerging private segment of the space industry. We believe the private segment of the space industry is big enough and distinct enough to warrant its own report.
As this new environment emerges, we anticipate that 3D printing will build satellites, rockets, and space vehicles in the short term, and space stations, and off-Earth structures in the long run. In addition, we envision that 3D printing will find roles in creating spares on demand and even as a tool in space medicine thanks to 3D bioprinting initiatives being developed for microgravity by private companies. The advantages of AM over traditional manufacturing methods make the technology an ideal choice for space startups and corporations that want design flexibility, shorter lead times, weight and part count reduction, and sustainability.