Journal of Astronautics ›› 2021, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (11): 1343-1354.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2021.11.001

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Review and Prospects of Development of Space On orbit  Manufacturing Technology

YANG Xing wen, HAN Jing tao, LIU Jing, ZHANG Cong fa, LIANG Jin chao   

  1. 1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China; 2. Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 451191, China; 3. Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, Beijing 100094, China
  • Received:2021-03-15 Revised:2021-06-15 Online:2021-11-15 Published:2021-11-15

Abstract: In this paper mainly starting from the development background and practical significance of space on orbit manufacturing technology, the development of on orbit manufacturing technology is classified, summarized and commented from the four aspects of on orbit 3D printing, on orbit welding, on orbit strip based plastic forming, and on orbit in situ manufacturing. A series of bottleneck problems encountered in the current development process are pointed out, and the future development trends are predicted. Combining with the successful experiences of foreign on orbit manufacturing technology, this article finally gives out the areas that need to be paid attention and the direction of efforts in the development of China’s on orbit manufacturing technology. It is expected to provide a useful reference for the layout of China’s space on orbit manufacturing technology.


Key words: Space on orbit manufacturing;On orbit 3D printing;On orbit welding;On orbit strip based plastic forming, On orbit in situ manufacturing

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