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By printing the entire fuel tank, complete with internal plumbing, bracket fixtures, and iso-grids, engineers can reduce part count from a dozen parts down to a single component. Furthermore, by printing the part, they have the freedom to achieve the optimal weight to strength ratio. This creates more capacity for revenue generating components to be added to the craft while keeping the total weight down.
These pressure tanks were printed on the VELO3D Sapphire and photographed with no post processing. These images show the as-printed surface finishes. Top surface finish seem-less integration through all angles
Conventional Additive Manufacturing:
VELO3D SupportFree Processing:
External fuel tank skin shown beside internal surface finish (fuel tank cut open)
Surface Finish Measurements