SatRevolution 3D Prints Satellite Housing

By: | November 16th, 2016

SatRevolution 3D Printed Satellite Housing

SatRevolution 3D Printed Satellite Housing (Image Courtesy

A company from Poland, SatRevolution S.A., has created the country’s first commercial satellite that is designed to track changes in magnetic fields and earth’s gravity. The company has a track record of building private and commercial satellites, robots, and related space technology from design to manufacturing.

The new satellite, Swaiatowida, features a 3D printed housing that is considered highly durable and stable in flight and resistant to vibrations, extreme and highly variable temperatures from -302°F to 572°F (-150°C to 300°C), as well as cosmic radiation.

SatRevolution SA built the housing using an aluminum alloy and a 3D printer, and according to the Grzegorz Zwolinski, co-founder of the company:

“In order to obtain the desired properties by us, such as high durability while low weight and very high detail of cutting all the elements of the order of 0.2%, and the optimal shapes of individual parts, the entire structure was made using 3D printing technology . . . .The actual form of individual components will allow for accurate placement of modules within the satellite. As for the size of the case itself, it has a cuboid shape with dimensions of 10x10x20cm.”

The company’s founders have also created a leading mobile game development company in Poland T-Bull S.A. which allows users to drive ten extreme futuristic cars.The following video highlights this racing game.

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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