New self-replicating 3D printers could help build Moon base
Scientists are developing a new 3D printer that can create its own copy from lunar materials, a progress that will allow humans to build outposts on the moon in the future.
The 3D printer can be sent to the moon, where it can be copied from the surrounding lunar material.
Once there is enough 3D printer
The replication plant will focus on building all the other equipment and infrastructure needed for human exploration.
This machine can build habitat for astronauts before they reach the deep sea. space location.
It can also be used to make space cheaply.
Solar-based satellites, satellites with solar panels convert sunlight into energy and send energy to Earth.
Researchers say humans can also build space shields to protect the planet from solar radiation, which may further counter the trend of global warming.
Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK are close to being able to 3D-
Print a fully functional motor with materials similar to what can be purchased on the moon.
Alex Ellery of Carleton University, Canada, said that although some existing 3D printers can reprint some of their own parts, none of these printers can produce motors and electronics.
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The replication machine will be revolutionary for space exploration because it effectively avoids the cost of launch. com\'.
\"Our starting point is the RepRap 3D printer, which can print many of its own plastic parts,\" Ellery said . \".
The researchers say the elements needed for printing can be extracted from the moon. The lunar 3D-
The printer, equipped with a mechanical arm, will buy the top soil and heat it to about 900 degrees Celsius so-
Focus the sun on the lens in the beam.
This process will first remove volatile gases from lunar soil.
A component called titanium iron ore will then be separated for iron extraction, Ellery said.