NASA Develops 3D-Printed Metallic Space Fabric

Published by , April 21, 2017 12:07 pm

(BlastingNews)  NASA has developed a metallic space fabric using 3D printed technique. The fabric appears like a fusion of metallic tiles and chain mail could also help scientists create a shield to protect spacecraft from meteorites.
The main features of this material are its tensile strength, passive heat management, reflectivity, and foldability. The fabric, having tiny silver squares joined, can reflect and absorb light from its opposite sides. It can be folded in a variety of ways and can attain different shapes.

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