Fitting for the satellite Hipparcos

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Fitting for the satellite Hipparcos
Benefit: Weight Saving
Main Forming Process: Additive Manufacturing
End Use Sector: Aerospace
Material: Aluminium

Description

New design of satellite fitting by topology optimization, which only can be fabricated using AM processes to support baffles for the Hipparcos satellite by ESA launched in 1989, as an alternative to the 209 g. original bracket manufactured by a complex milling operations from conventional AL7075-T5 aluminium alloy.

Benefits

  • Weight reduction
  • Same mechanical behavior


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