3D printing revolutionising space

Check out this interview with Mike Chen, the Chief Strategy Officer for Made in Space, to see his vision of how 3D could revolutionise space!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/How-3D-printing-could-change-t…

How 3D printing could change the space industry

Made in Space Chief Strategy Officer Mike Chen discusses how 3D printing can change the game of space exploration.

Mike Chen, Chief strategy officer at Made In Space says that launching a 3D printer into space will enable huge efficiencies in space exploration.

Currently, any parts needed to fix the International Space Station have to be taken up with astronauts in a rocket.

Sending a printer into space will allow objects to be made in orbit, without wasting fuel carrying extra parts.

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by Olivia Rzadkiewicz, Video source Bloomberg | 10:14AM BST 14 Oct 2014

TALOS

Say hello to TALOS… A.K.A REAL-LIFE. FUNCTIONING. IRON MAN. SUITS

Legacy Effects, the costume and special effects company responsible for creating the suits used in the Iron Man films, are now creating a similar suit for the US Military called TALOS.

The US Military has already invested $ 10 million and they state that the suit “must be bulletproof, weaponized, have the ability to monitor vitals and give the wearer superhuman strength and perception.”

Expected to be completed in 2018. Stark Industries reportedly not receiving any royalties.

Oh, and of course the prototypes are going to be 3D-printed 😉

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/Iron-Man-suit-for-US-military-…

Might TALOS end up looking like Iron Patriot from Iron Man 3?

The makers of the Iron Man suit for The Avengers are consulting with the US military on weaponized armour.

In the Iron Man and The Avengers films, rich and ingenius playboy Tony Stark creates a powered suit of armour to save his life, and then the world.

The US military have been inspired, it appears, as they have gone to Hollywood costume and special effects creators Legacy Effects for advice on making an Iron Man-style suit, known as TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit), for their troops.

The brief for TALOS states that it must be bulletproof, weaponised, have the ability to monitor vitals and give the wearer superhuman strength and perception.

Legacy Effects, on behalf of exoskeleton manufacturers Ekso Bionics, made the Iron Man suit for the Marvel films.

According to The Wall Steet Journal, Legacy Effects are among the bigger manufacturers involved in the project and will help the US Military to design and 3D print prototypes.

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