Using Moon dust as input material for 3D printing

Technology to melt the Moon dust will be a powerful and creative step in the field of human space research.

Dust is a difficult problem for Lunar expeditions, because on this Earth's only natural satellite, dust can not only harm astronauts' health, but also accumulate in devices and cause many problems with technology errors.

Recently, German scientists have come up with an idea to take advantage of the moon's dust : melt laser dust and use this new material source for 3D printing tools and devices.

Because the cost of transporting materials and equipment to the Moon is extremely expensive, finding a way to produce materials in the Moon environment is a new step for mankind, and the ability to print anything What is required according to the requirements will be extremely beneficial.

German scientists have studied the technology to melt Moon dust in the laboratory with the same material as the Lunar soil. Named MOONRISE , the device weighs about 3kg and is about the size of a large juice bag.

A photo depicting the concept of MOONRISE operation on the Moon shows that this device has a laser projector that is turned on, shining directly on the ground to dissolve dust. This is a real science and technology advancement, not a cinematic technique in the 007 Spy series about James Bond.

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In the future, this technology can be expanded to allow the production of more complex objects.

According to German scientists, MOONRISE can melt lunar materials using lasers and shape them into new structures. But to evaluate the actual effect, it will be necessary to experiment with this device in the real Moon environment.

Currently, the main purpose of 3D printing on Trang Trang is to produce simple objects like bricks to build structures. In the future, technology can be expanded to enable the production of larger and more complex objects.

The goal to develop Moon's dust-melting technology is to be prepared for Germany's mission to conquer the Moon PTSellectists to start in 2021. This is an ambitious milestone for a new technology.

Professor Ludger Overmeyer from Lazer Zentrum Hannover said: 'The time is very short to make this process safe, to set up and test appropriate lasers while keeping moderate budgets. But only those who try to do it cannot have a chance to achieve it. '

German scientists believe that the potential benefits of this technology will make efforts to meet challenges worthwhile.

'New basic information can only be achieved if scientists and their supporters are willing to take risks' - Foundation Foundation's Dr. Wilhelm Krull funded this project.

'Even if the results of the experiments are still unclear, the Foundation wants to insist on setting a path for such daring research ideas ,' said Dr. Wilhelm Krull.

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