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Naval Postgraduate School Crushes 3D Printed CubeSat for DARPA

CubeSat is a standardized (pdf) set of dimensions for small (10 cm) satellites that are particularly popular with colleges because students can actually test their satellites in space. Normally, CubeSats are made out of aluminum. DARPA wanted to know whether or not a 3D printed CubeSat is a plausible idea. They used their Digital Manufacturing Analysis, Correlation and Estimation (DMACE) competition as a chance to test the idea.

Test cube from DARPA DMACE challenge.

Wanna see a video of a 3D printed plastic cube being professionally obliterated? Got it, and more, after the jump…

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