A software developed by aerospace engineers at the University of Buffalo (www.buffalo.edu) may help NASA detect air leaks at the International Space Station. Currently, locating a leak involves closing off modules individually. The software can correlate any disturbance with the geometric structure of the ISS, finding the location and size of the leak faster.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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