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Titanium Insert for Satellite Sandwich Structures

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Titanium Insert for Satellite Sandwich Structures
Benefit: Weight Saving
Main Forming Process: Additive Manufacturing
End Use Sector: Aerospace
Material: Titanium


Each kilogram put into orbit costs around $20,000. Every gram saved helps make space a more attainable frontier. With an optimized design by Materialise & Atos, the new inserts are just one-third of the initial weight of 1454 grams, with some improved properties added in.


  • Weight reduction by using topology optimization & lattice design
  • Reduction of thermo-elastic stress issues during the curing process of carbon fiber-reinforced polymers
  • Increased lifetime

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