Miranda Fateri

Miranda Fateri
RWTH Aachen University · Institute of Mineral Engineering

Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials science. Active research focuse: poduction and 3D Printing in space.

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Publications (53)
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In this paper, additive manufacturing was used in order to produce hose prototypes for peristaltic linear pneumatic actuators. In order to optimise the endurance of the actuator, we 3D printed different thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers with different shore hardness levels using ARBURG Plastic Freeforming technology. Furthermore, effects of the...
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n this paper, endurance of peristaltic linear pneumatic actuators was studied using different hose geometries. Towards this goal, different hose geometries were additively manufactured using Fused Layer Manufacturing techniques of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer. Material properties of the elastomer were studied using Differential Scanning Cal...
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Multiple studies have been performed assessing the possibility to use lunar regolith, processed in diverse methods, to store heat within it and re-use it at a proper time either for heating purposes or heat-to-electricity conversion. These studies focused on the overall system concept and its general performances assessment. The project MESG Moon E...
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Multiple studies have been performed assessing the possibility to use lunar regolith, processed in diverse methods, to store heat within it and re-use it at a proper time either for heating purposes or heat-to-electricity conversion. These studies focused on the overall system concept and its general performances assessment. The project MESG Moon E...
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Humans are once again preparing to leave Earth and land on the surface of another planetary body. The two objects high on the list for permanent bases are the Moon and Mars. Both have been at the center of attention of many recent spaceflight activities, albeit these have so far been uncrewed. If humans indeed land on either one of them, science ca...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) works by creating objects layer by layer in a manner similar to a 2D printer with the “printed” layers stacked on top of each other. The layer-wise manufacturing nature of AM enables fabrication of freeform geometries which cannot be fabricated using conventional manufacturing methods as a one part. Depending on how each...
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Pneumatic linear peristaltic actuators can offer some potential advantages when compared with conventional ones. Low cost, virtually unlimited stroke and easy implementation of curved motion profiles are among those benefits. On the downside, these actuators suffer high mechanical stress, which leads to short endurance and increased leakage between...
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The European Astronaut Centre (EAC) is currently constructing the European Lunar Exploration Laboratory (LUNA), a large training and operations facility to be located adjacent to EAC at the DLR (German Aerospace Centre) campus in Cologne, Germany. With an estimated representative lunar testbed area of approximately 660 m2, a large volume of lunar r...
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Future lunar exploration can benefit greatly from In-Situ Resource Utilization. Accordingly, the in-Situ Resource Utilization approach highlights the need for detailed analysis of lunar regolith. In this study, JSC-2A simulant was studied regarding its sintering and melting behaviour using Differential Thermal Analysis under ambient and inert condi...
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Pneumatic linear peristaltic actuators present several potential advantages over conventional ones such as low cost, virtually unlimited stroke, and an easy implementation of curved motion profiles. However, the body of this type of actuators also suffers from high mechanical stress, leading to a decrease in the hose wall thickness, which leads to...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) is one of the most promising techniques for on-site manufacturing on extraterrestrial bodies. In this investigation, layerwise solar sintering under ambient and vacuum conditions targeting lunar exploration and a moon base was studied. A solar simulator was used in order to enable AM of interlockable building elements ou...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) is one of the most promising techniques for on-site manufacturing on extraterrestrial bodies. In this investigation, layerwise solar sintering under ambient and vacuum conditions targeting lunar exploration and a moon base was studied. A solar simulator was used in order to enable AM of interlockable building elements ou...
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The capability to manufacture items in space is an exploration enabling advancement, and will be crucial for sustainable human exploration as we progress beyond Earth orbit. The extrusion based Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) method using thermoplastics represents a robust and simple methodology applicable to printing parts for both current and fu...
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The capability to manufacture items in space is an exploration enabling advancement, and will be crucial for sustainable human exploration as we progress beyond Earth orbit. The extrusion based Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) method using thermoplastics represents a robust and simple methodology applicable to printing parts for both current and fu...
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Microwave heating has emerged as a feasible sintering and melting method for lunar regolith simulant. Unlike conventional heating methods, microwaves operating at 2.45 GHz penetrate the material and drive a dielectric heating process within the material volume itself. This property makes microwave sintering a viable and ideal candidate for localize...
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In this paper, the thermal characterization of lunar regolith simulant, sintered using a conventional oven under ambient and vacuum conditions is presented. Additionally, thermal characterization of samples is performed for the parts manufactured using solar, laser and microwave processing. Samples for oven sintering are prepared using regolith bul...
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Applying in-situ resources combined with Additive Manufacturing allows for on-demand fabrication in space. Regarding the powder-based Additive Manufacturing, wettability of the melt material affects the properties of the final product. In this study, viscosity temperatures, dilatometric sintering curves and contact angles of JSC-2 lunar simulant ar...
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The Moon, largely considered as the next stepping stone on the path of extending mankind’s reach beyond the ISS, is the focus of many national and international campaigns for manned exploration of the solar system. To enable and safeguard the survival of habitation and technological assets on the surface (facing nights lasting up to 14 Earth days a...
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Assess the potential of thermal energy storage systems to store heat and re-use it for in-situ electricity production as means of supporting future lunar exploration scenarios.
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The project MESG: Moon Energy Storage and Generation, under development for ESA, targets the thermally challenging missions on the surface of the Moon, investigating the possibility to use in situ resources, i.e. processed lunar regolith using available source of radiation and energy to "build" an efficient thermal mass to be used to store within h...
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MESG project aims to assess the usage of processed Moon regolith to store heat, to produce electricity and to release heat during the lunar night, allowing extended operations on the Moon surface or simplified designs (reduced batteries, masses) for users such as lunar rovers, landers and human outposts.
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The Moon is at the center of attention in many current plans for spaceflight activities, particularly manned missions. Significant progress has recently been made in the transportation to the Moon, and several institutes work on systems and system components to support human life on the surface of the Moon. One of these activities is project MaMBA...
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Future missions to the Moon will require the utilization of the local resources in order to make them affordable. The EU-funded RegoLight project advances existing 3D printing technologies and methodologies for the purpose of shaping lunar regolith, a readily available resource on the Moons surface, through the means of concentrated sunlight that s...
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In order to address analogue capability gaps previously identified by ESA studies, EAC has embarked on a number of exploration enabling initiatives at the centre in Cologne, Germany. Herein, preliminary results of two of these projects are presented; the Spaceship EAC initiative and EAC-1, a large-volume lunar regolith simulant for the LUNA facilit...
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In the last few years, different concepts have been investigated in the context of building human-tended bases in extra-terrestrial environments through ISRU. NASA has conducted a 3D printed habitat challenge in 2015, which put international focus on the topic. Amongst microwave sintering, contour crafting and other Additive Manufacturing (AM) tech...
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Bei einem Additive Manufacturing Verfahren werden auf eine Auflagefläche Pulverschichten aufgetragen. Anschließend wird in Bereichen Pulver wieder aus der Schicht entfernt und diese damit konturiert. Schließlich und dann wird die Schicht fixiert. Dazu dient eine Vorrichtung zur Durchführung eines Additive Manufacturing Verfahrens mit einer Auflagef...
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Additive Manufacturing (AM) process are among the key candidates for fabrication of demanding parts on celestial bodies. In addition to the fully robotics nature of AM techniques, its characteristics of energy source and powder based fabrication process are suitable for use within situ material. With respect to this, the feasibility of AM processes...
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In this paper, the fabrication of a novel mechanical disentanglement lock using Additive Manufacturing (AM) methods is discussed. One of the advantages of AM processes is that assembled objects can be directly fabricated from Computer Aid Design (CAD) computer data; this is utilized to increase the security of available lock systems by enabling ons...
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The project MultiRob 3D led by the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) and the Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB) envisages the establishment of Lunar industries for Earth and Space. On one hand, reasonable profit to provide for the venture's self-sufficiency is sought by providing resources scarce on Earth and abundant on the Moon. On the other hand,...
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The project MultiRob 3D, led by the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) and the Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB), envisages the establishment of Lunar industries for Earth and space. On the one hand, reasonable profit to provide for the venture's self-sufficiency is sought by providing resources scarce on Earth and abundant on the Moon. On the other...
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Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) techniques are among the key candidates for fabrication of demanding parts on the Moon. Besides the fully robotic nature of ALM process, its capability to use in-situ sources as raw material, makes the ALM an applicable processes for on-site manufacturing. With respect to this, the feasibility of ALM processes int...
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The project MultiRob 3D led by the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) and the Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB) addresses the establishment of Lunar industries for Earth and Space. The business strategy is twofold, providing a highly priced products for the terrestrial market and low cost commodities for space, expecting an economic takeoff. This ve...
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This paper discusses the feasibility of mobile Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems powered by photovoltaic modules for different applications. Various Fused Deposition (FDM) based desktop 3D printers, photovoltaic (PV) panels and batteries are reviewed regarding their suitability for mobile AM operation. Power consumption of different components of...
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The cooling process in induction based crucible melting furnaces for Industrial applications is one of the important and challenging factors in production and safety engineering. Accordingly, proper implementation of the cooling system of the furnace using optimum cooling guides and fail-safe features are critical in order to improve the safety of...
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Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a candidate for on-site manufacturing as its characteristics of energy source and powder-based fabrication process are suitable for use with in situ material. The feasibility of using lunar regolith simulant to create objects with SLM process is investigated in this study. The process parameters are optimized and mu...
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Although process parameters of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) method have been established for different materials, fabrication of parts using SLM of glass powder has remained a challenge so far. This study presents a synopsis of an experimental investigation study on SLM of soda-lime glass powder. The process parameters are analyzed using various t...
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Selective Inhibition Sintering (SIS) has been proven effective in producing polymeric and metallic parts. Due to the low cost and high quality of SIS printing, the impact of SIS printing in the 3D printing industry could be disruptive. The potential of SIS is further extended to ceramics, an important but hard to print material, by the same mechani...
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Although laser-based Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes have been investigated extensively for use with different materials, fabrication of 3D glass objects using Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology is not well developed even though it has many applications. As such an experimental investigation on the process parameters of glass powder usi...
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Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is one of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies applicable for producing complex geometries which are typically expensive or difficult to fabricate using conventional methods. This process has been extensively investigated experimentally for various metals and the fabrication process parameters have been es...
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Eine zunehmende Anzahl von Artikeln in Publikumszeitschriften und Journalen rückt die direkte Herstellung von Bauteilen und Figuren immer mehr in das Bewusstsein einer breiten Öffentlichkeit. Leider ergibt sich nur selten ein einigermaßen vollständiges Bild davon, wie und in welchen Lebensbereichen diese Techniken unseren Alltag verändern werden. D...
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Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a powder based Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology which builds an object layer wise using a laser beam to melt the powder on an elevated platform. Thus far numerous studies have investigated lunar manufacturing methods and construction but little is known about applicability of SLM of lunar regolith. As most lun...
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Die vorliegende 4. Auflage beschreibt die, noch anhaltende, Entwicklung und Verbreitung der Generativen Fertigungstechnik über alle Branchen und viele Anwendergruppen hinweg. Leistungsfähige Production Printer arbeiten in der Industrie und Fabber, kleine, preiswerte und meist selbst zu bauende 3D Drucker, erschließen die Generative Fertigung auch f...
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An increasing amount of popular articles focus on making models and sculptures by 3D Printing thus making more and more even private users aware of this technology. Unfortunately they mostly draw an incomplete picture of how our daily life will be influenced by this new technology. Often this is caused by a very technical point of view based on not...
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Although Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process is an innovative manufacturing method, there are challenges such as inferior mechanical properties of fabricated objects. Regarding this, buckling deformation which is caused by thermal stress is one of the undesired mechanical properties which must be alleviated. As buckling deformation is more observ...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) of metal parts by using Selective Laser Melting (SLM) has become a powerful tool mostly in the area of automotive, aerospace engineering and others. Especially in the field of dentistry, jewelry and related branches that require individualized or even one-of-a-kind products, the direct digital manufacturing process opens...
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Selective Laser Melting process (SLM) is an important manufacturing method for producing complex geometries which allows for creation of full density parts with similar properties as the bulk material without extensive post processing. In SLM process, laser power, beam focus diameter, and scanning velocity must be precisely set based on the materia...
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This paper proposes a method for cost reduction of future space missions by manufacturing parts on foreign planets. The suitability of Selective Laser Melting process for on-site production of metallic, ceramic and glass products on mars is examined.
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Selective Laser Melting process (SLM) is an important manufacturing method for producing complex geometries which allows for creation of full density parts with similar properties as the bulk material without extensive post processing. In SLM process, laser power, beam focus diameter, and scanning velocity must be precisely set based on the materia...
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Additive Manufacturing durch Aufschmelzen von Metallpulvern hat sich auf breiter Front als Herstellverfahren, auch für Endprodukte, etabliert. Besonders für die Variante des Selective Laser Melting (SLM) sind Anwendungen in der Zahntechnik bereits weit verbreitet und der Einsatz in sensitiven Branchen wie der Luftfahrt ist in greifbare Nähe gerückt...

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Development of linear peristaltic actuators using 3D printing technology
Archived project
Sintering the Lunar regolith with sun light http://regolight.eu/