Goals for Additive Manufacturing in Space Unite Small Businesses
Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions (CTAS) is establishing a Space Development Acceleration Capability (SDAC), in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Space Florida, to provide rapid development and test of space hardware utilizing additive manufacturing technology on board and outside of the International Space Station (ISS). Crew members aboard the ISS have been making use of 3-D printing since 2015, but commercial companies have not had the same opportunity to explore additive manufacturing technology in space on a regular basis. The Craig Technologies partnership will provide an opportunity for businesses to access the microgravity test platform and conduct much-needed research for technology development for the commercial sector.
A subsidiary of Craig Technologies, CTAS provides precision machining, fabrication, and testing for Aerospace and Defense customers, and will be supported by Craig Technologies’ engineering and technical services. Learn more at: http://craigtechinc.com