SME – 3D Scan of Orion Spacecraft Replica at Kennedy Space Center

  • SME to facilitate first-ever 3D scan of the Orion crew module

 

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, SME will facilitate the first-ever 3D scan of the Orion crew module, working with Lockheed MartinFARO Technologies, Inc.Direct Dimensions, Inc.Met-L-Flo, Inc.Florida Institute of Technology and Cincinnati Inc.

While featuring the benefits of additive manufacturing and 3D scanning, the 3D scan will later be used to 3D print small-scale replicas for the upcoming RAPID Conference & Exposition, produced by SME, 16-19th May at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Also at RAPID, Cincinnati Inc. will additively manufacture several large-scale replica pieces of Orion, utilizing the company’s BAAM technology.

RAPID
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
16-19th May 2016

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther into space than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry astronauts to deep space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain and protect the crew, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. To learn more about the Orion spacecraft press here.

(left) The Orion spacecraft replica, which is housed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, will be 3D scanned on March 1. (right) 3D laser scanning the Orion pressure capsule with the FARO Focus3D X 330 Laser at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center (Photos courtesy of SME)

(left) The Orion spacecraft replica, which is housed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, will be 3D scanned on March 1. (right) 3D laser scanning the Orion pressure capsule with the FARO Focus3D X 330 Laser at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center (Photos courtesy of SME)

About RAPID
For more than 25 years, the RAPID Conference & Exposition, produced by SME, has defined the crucial role of additive manufacturing and empowered the establishment of an industry that continues to conceive, test, improve and manufacture new products at a faster, more cost-efficient pace. As the leader and authority figure in additive manufacturing, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct digital technologies to a world-class event for discovery, innovation and networking. For more information, please visit rapid3devent.com.

SME News Update:
SME Announces Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series to Educate and Showcase Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. To read more, press here.

Source: SME

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