NASA plans to airgel injection technology for 3D printing precision electronic assembly

Currently, 3D printing technology in the aerospace industry, most of which on the one hand is the application engine parts, but recently, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Goddard Space Flight Center) researchers say, Aerogels technology may be used to create jet printing 3D probe assembly. In addition, this technique can also be used in manufacturing spacecraft antenna and other hardware. It means all of the electronic components on the circuit board, if the 3D printing can be done directly, it will be a lot of convenience than the traditional process. Currently Goddard Space Flight Center is studying whether airgel injection technology has the potential to manufacture the detector assembly. The 3D printed often assembled using traditional manufacturing process is completed, and shorter manufacturing time, be able to complete a minimum of only 1-2 days, more importantly, they can be manufactured in any shape. As the instrument on the spacecraft very sophisticated, many of which are in units of micrometers in width, it can be used if the airgel injection technology, sophisticated manufacturing methods will redefine the circuit board assembly, and to further improve their performance and stability. 3D Tiger will keep an eye on this project.