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Additive Manufacturing of Ion Thruster Optics

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Additive Manufacturing of Ion Thruster Optics
Plasma Controls will manufacture and test several sets of ion optics for electric propulsion ion thrusters using additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing can potentially produce optics with novel or complex geometry that have better performance compared to those made traditionally, while also giving cost and mass savings. More »

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