3D printing Additive manufacturing Space additive manufacturing Moondust Lunar regolith On site resource utilisation
GOULAS, A., 2014. 3D printing of lunar bases using moondust. Poster presented at Wolfson School Research Conference, 11 June 2014.
An investigation into using Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a modern powder-bed fusion category Additive Manufacturing/3D printing process, in order to fabricate structures out of non-traditional multi-component ceramic materials such as lunar regolith (moondust). The overall aim of this research is to investigate the feasibility/suitability of the SLM method for on-site (on the moon) manufacturing of various structures, parts/replacements for future space applications.
Winner of the first prize for the best poster, at the Wolfson School Conference 2014.