Windform’s AM material has passed European Space Agency (ESA) screening outgassing tests.
Windform’s AM material has passed European Space Agency (ESA) screening outgassing tests.

Windform Additive Manufacturing says that its Windform XT 2.0 plastic additive manufacturing (AM) material has passed European Space Agency (ESA) screening outgassing tests.

The tests are performed in accordance with ESA TEC-QTE 7171 (based on ECSS-Q-ST-70-02C), for use in space vehicles.

Metallized coated and uncoated samples of Windform XT 2.0 have been tested in the μVCM facility of the TEC-QTE laboratory at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands.  The ESA outgassing tests can be considered passed for both coated and not-coated samples and they respond to the general outgassing criteria based upon the micro-VCM test (as defined by ECSS-Q-ST-70-02C). The general requirement for materials screening outgassing is RML<1.0% and CVCM < 0.1%.

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