Additive Manufactured Components Reach Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft includes titanium waveguide brackets made through AM.


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The Juno spacecraft that arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4 has now carried additive manufacturing farther than it has ever gone before. Among the spacecraft’s parts are components produced through electron beam melting, including the waveguide bracket seen in the photo sequence above.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems manufactured this part when it had just begun to use EBM. Read about the company’s more recent work in AM in this article and this one.