Composites company Hexcel is hosting an online panel discussion covering the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for space applications on 2 March 2021.

The panel takes place at 4 pm UK time, and will include discussion about the capabilities for AM using composites in space applications currently, and projections of where it will be in the future. ‘We will cover applications and technology for producing composite structures in space as well as additive manufacturing of components on earth that are part of spacecraft systems,’ Hexcel said. ‘Challenges and opportunities for this technology moving forward will be discussed and debated.’

Specialists taking part include Robert Yancey, business development director at Hexcel; Cole Nielsen, founder and CTO of Orbital Composites; Rob Hoyt, president and co-founder of Tethers Unlimited; Anna Tomzynska, director and additive manufacturing chief engineer at Boeing; and Regina Pynn, program manager of additive manufacturing, Hexcel.

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