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Talk: The AMAZE Project: Bringing 3D Printing into the metal age

Free talk by Andrea Amaldi, the European Space Agency (ESA) about the AMAZE project which aims to put the first 3D metal printer on the International Space Station.

Time and place

Sep 07, 2015
from 05:00 to 06:00
The Confederation of Danish Industry, H. C. Andersens Boulevard 18, Copenhagen

About the talk " The AMAZE Project: Bringing 3D Printing into the metal age" by Andrea Amaldi, the European Space Agency (ESA)

3D printing is building a solid object from a series of layers, each one printed on top of the last – also known as additive manufacturing. 3D printing is considered to be the third industrial revolution among manufacturers. ESA and the European Commission have launched a project to perfect the printing of space-quality metal components: the AMAZE project. One of the main aims of the AMAZE project is to put the first 3D metal printer on the International Space Station allowing astronauts to produce tools and new structures on demand. 3D printing is also going to be applied in the Metallurgy Europe Programme whereby ESA has joined forces with other leading research institutions and over 180 European companies in a billion-euro programme to develop new types of metals and manufacturing techniques for this century. Metal elements can be combined and mixed in an infinite number of ways to discover new materials such as metallic compounds, alloys, composites, superconductors and semiconductors. Andrea Amaldi is an aeronautical engineer working at the Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. He works on materials & energy related projects within the Strategic & Emerging Technology Team.

The talk is the fourth out of a number of talks in English about "The Space journey – Denmark in Space”

When ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen begins his journey to the International Space Station as the first Dane in space, the public is invited to a number of unique and free talks about Denmark and the international cooperation in space.

The talks are a result of cooperation between The Confederation of Danish Industry, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. 

The talks are held 5 to 6 p.m. on week days in the period 31 August to 11 September.

Registration cannot be made. The seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis so be there early. The venue seats 100 people.

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