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Lockheed Martin has used additive manufacturing to create what it says is its largest 3D-printed space component. Two 46-inch diameter titanium domes that are part of a high-pressure fuel tank completed quality testing in July. Three-D printing cut the delivery time down to three months. Traditionally manufactured domes normally take two years to produce.

Additive manufacturing is helping the company reach its goal of reducing the time and cost of building a spacecraft by 50 percent.

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