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OHB making forays into 3D printing

The Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) is one of the key technology have been demonstrated to provide a significant added value for space missions. . When repairs are needed during a mission on board the International Space Station ISS and the necessary tools are not available, Alexander Gerst may experience difficulties performing his work. Therefore 3D printing technology directly on board of the ISS will allow producing on-demand tools, spares and components according to the needs. We. Create. Space.

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Back to the future

OHB began pursuing the NewSpace approach more than 20 years ago. It had its big breakthrough with the concept of building satellites for constellations in a significantly smaller size. Dr Fritz Merkle, member of the Management Board of OHB SE, explains in an interview with OHB Head of Communications Günther Hörbst where the company has come from and where it is heading.

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