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Anisoprint and Vellon Space, India explore 3D printing for space applications

Anisoprint, a leading provider of high-performance 3D printing technology, and Vellon Space, an Indian startup specializing in developing innovative solutions for space exploration, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the use of Continuous Fiber Reinforced 3D printing for space applications.

Anisoprint keeps moving towards space exploration with collaborations and projects for facilitating space in-situ additive manufacturing of continuous fiber reinforced composites. The current step is another MoU that outlines a collaboration between Anisoprint and Vellon Space to investigate the potential of Anisoprint’s composite 3D printing technology to manufacture high-strength, lightweight structures for space applications. Vellon Space will make use of the opportunities of Anisoprint’s technology in the harsh and demanding environment of space.

“We are excited to work with Vellon Space to explore the use of our composite 3D printing technology in space applications,” Dmitrii Prokopiuk, Head of Space Development at Anisoprint. “Our technology is ideally suited for manufacturing lightweight, high-strength structures that can withstand the extreme conditions of space. We believe that this collaboration will allow us to demonstrate the unique capabilities of our technology in a challenging and demanding environment.”

Ajay Kumar JK, CEO of vellon space: “anisoprint’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we manufacture structures for space. By leveraging the unique properties of composite materials and additive manufacturing, we can design and manufacture structures that are stronger, lighter, and more resilient than ever before. We believe that our miniaturized space laboratory and infrastructure will bring extensive opportunities for make in space for space and make in space for the earth.”

Under the MoU, Anisoprint and Vellon Space will collaborate on testing the manufacturing of continuous fiber reinforced composites for space hardware components, including satellite structures, functional spare parts, and customized components. The two companies will also explore the use of composite materials and additive manufacturing techniques and develop a more sustainable and autonomous presence in space and a more reliable and independent hardware operation.

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