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19th September 2017, Chattanooga, TN

Branch wins NASA’s 3D printing challenge

Branch Technology’s structure was able to take double the load of a competing concrete dome in the stress test at a maximum load of 1,694 kg. © Branch TechnologyA team formed by Branch Technology and Foster+Partners has taken top prize in NASA’s Centennial Challenge, which aims to advance the fundamental construction technologies necessary to create off‐world habitats. Out of 77 registered teams, five teams qualified to compete in the final level of the competition held at Caterpillar’s Demonstration and Learning Center in Edwards, IL, last month.

Tasked with producing three beams, three cylinders, and a dome out of indigenous Martian regolith and recyclable materials, Branch Technology won all segments of the competition. Performing better than any other team, the structure was able to take double the load of a competing concrete dome in the stress test at a maximum load of 1,694 kg.

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