Planetary Resources Uses 3D Printing in Spacecraft Production
- Product Research & Development
- Additive Manufacturing
- Hardware Design & Engineering Services
Planetary Resources expects that the Arkyd spacecraft will eventually be mass-produced at cost significantly lower than current spacecraft, so weight must be minimized to the greatest extent possible.
The Planetary Resources design for the Arkyd 200 and 300 uses patented QuickCast patterns from 3D Systems to make the propulsion system structurally integrated with the spacecraft itself.