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Framtida användningsområden för materialadderande tillverkning: En studie i hur materialadderande tillverkning kan användas i rymden
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper we have studied possible future uses for Additive Manufacturing (commonly referred to as 3D-printing) in Space. More specifically we have sought to establish how Additive Manufacturing can be used to construct structures on the Moon. Our studies have shown that Additive Manufacturing has great potential for establishing colonies on not only the Moon, but perhaps even further away from our home planet. With Contour Crafting-technology in combination with ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) we could, with material already present in the sediment layers of the Moon, construct advanced structures without having to transfer any extra material from Earth. This would lower the costs of establishing a colony on the Moon to such extents that it could actually be fiscally possible.

Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport är en detaljstudie i hur materialadderande tillverkning (det som i folkmun ofta benämns 3D-printning) kan användas för att upprätta konstruktioner i rymden. Fokus i denna studie har legat på hur tekniken kan användas på månen. En litteraturstudie ligger till grund för underlaget i rapporten och vi har även intervjuat personer med erfarenhet inom ämnet. Vår studie har visat att materialadderande tillverkning visar mycket lovande resultat för att möjliggöra konstruktion av kolonier på månen och även andra himlakroppar. Med Contour Crafting-metoden i kombination med ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) kan man med månens eget sedimentlager konstruera byggnader utan några materialtransporter från Jorden. Detta skulle sänka kostnaderna för upprättandet av en framtida månkoloni så markant att det blir ekonomiskt genomförbart.

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2013. , 31 p.
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Examensarbete inom industriell produktion, grundnivå, 271
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129645OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129645DiVA: diva2:653134
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Available from: 2013-10-03 Created: 2013-10-03 Last updated: 2013-10-03Bibliographically approved

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