From the United States Space Agency, NASA, we receive information about how a team of engineers has just managed to develop a new advanced metal fabric made by 3D printing It is intended to be used in your Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The main idea of this new fabric is that it be used in all kinds of folding devices since, among its properties, is that it can change shape quickly.
Another of the great uses that NASA intends to give to this new material is the creation of a new generation of Space suits for your astronauts, protect a possible spaceship between a meteor shower and could even serve to power capture objects located on the surface of another planet. As you can see, the properties of this new fabric 'intelligent'manufactured by NASA 3D printing make it more than interesting for all kinds of tasks.
NASA presents its latest advance, a 'smart' metallic fabric manufactured using 3D printing.
Now, Why use 3D printing to make this new material? As argued by those responsible for this project, thanks to the use of 3D printing instead of the traditional manufacturing techniques of this class of materials, the material can be deposited in layers to build the desired object, something that in turn serves to increase the ability to create unique materials while reducing manufacturing costs.
As a final detail, tell you that this new fabric is so interesting due, among other things, to the fact that they unite in the same material four fundamental functions such as the passive heat management, tensile force resistance, reflectivity and pliability. An example of what this material is capable of doing is, for example, that it can be folded while still being able to contain a force or, in terms of light, on the one hand the material reflects it while on the other it absorbs it. thus serving as a means of thermal control.