DESIGNING & TESTING SOLAR POWER 3D PRINTER FOR SPACE
During the MWOB Expedition 1, a solar powered D printer was designed and tested to print 3D printed surgical and life support accessories. The design was created by Crew engineer, Matteo Borri, and six modular solar cells were connected in such a way to give 27 volt nominal output. More details and the open source design for the 3D solar powered printer is available at Robots-Everywhere website.
Read the research article published in 3DPrint.com about the use of 3D printing technology on analog “Mars” and the research in telesurgery training of non-medically trained analog astronauts using 3D Printed Surgical Tools.