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Mars Rover

Printing for Mars - REDUX

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Mission: To Seek Signs of Ancient Life and Collect Rock and Soil Samples for Possible Return to Earth

Manufacturing and qualifying parts for high-profile aerospace and other performance industry components is both complex and challenging. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and equipment dedicated to end-to-end metal additive manufacturing projects, Carpenter Additive worked with NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) to provide titanium components for the Mars 2020 Rover on the “Perseverance” mission which launched in July 2020. By February 2021, these components will arrive on Mars to support mission-critical, pioneering measurements of the chemical makeup of our neighboring red planet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This webinar content is focused on the technical challenges of producing the PIXL assembly which is mounted on a turret at the end of the robotic arm of the Perseverance Rover. Lowering the cantilevered assembly’s mass and designing the parts to facilitate full powder removal from internal channels were key to the mission’s success.

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About Carpenter Additive

Combining more than a hundred years of metallurgical leadership with unrivaled knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies, Carpenter Additive is committed to helping customers solve material and process challenges. Developing end-to-end solutions to add consistency, reduce risk, and continuously improve additive manufacturing production, Carpenter Additive offers high quality metal powder, a suite of solutions for material traceability, and contract manufacturing from powder to part.  


From Powder to Part, Production Manufacturing Services at Carpenter Additive

Carpenter Additive is machine and process agnostic with a variety of solutions and to meet customers' requirements. With AS9120 , AS9100 , ISO9001 and ISO13485 certifications, we have a proven track record of defining and qualifying AM processes across applications and safety-critical industries. Mechanical and physical characterization, as well as complete qualification data packages are available. Eliminate outsourcing risk and partner with the only source of additive expertise from powder to part.