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16 Engineering Answers
3D Printing a Functional
MX3D’s innovative extrusion technology and
fast curing resin can form 3D objects on any
surface, independently of its inclination and
smoothness, and without any additional support
Enabling the Future of
Electrically Powered Systems
To maintain the proliferation of new applications
and new power conversion systems, the
industry needs more efficient, more reliable,
and lower cost power system electronics.
A Marsupial Robot for
The future of space flight depends
on in-situ resource utilization –
essentially, living off the land in space.
However, the first step in using these
resources is finding them.
6 At Issue
7 From pddnet.com
8 First Look
12 New Products
26 Final Thought