Development of smart polymers for space applications
In subproject C “Development of smart polymers for space applications“, we research the selection of material and the processing of plastics. Particularly, the extreme environment requirements have to be taken into account. We pay attention to the entire process chain, from granular procurement via filament extrusion to 3D printing as well as inspection of filaments and 3D printed objects. Especially, the production and processing of filaments with fillers, such as lunar regolith simulants and fibers are examined.