ISS2 2018

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CAM X 2018 7 WEDNESDAY | October 17, 2018 / (888) 695.3382 / +1 (514) 695.3382 Scan for video New Exhibitor Zone T55 Booth Trimming, Sanding, Painting Fume Control & More... Accessorized to Application SpaceX anticipates that colonization of Mars will begin with people living in structures (spacecraft) that delivered them to the planet. is would be followed by the mining of ice and other materials to build habitats, infrastructure and power systems. It would, eventually, become a completely self-sustaining system. Tesla, said Kuehmann, is focusing on three technologies: Renewable energy generation, energy storage systems and transport. Energy generation is being accomplished with solar roof tiles designed to look like traditional roof materials. e challenge, Kuehmann said, of roof-top solar tiles is "how do we design a system that we know is going to last 30, 50, 100 years?" Energy storage is being done with Tesla's Powerwall 2, Powerpack 2 products, with the former designed for residential use and the latter designed for distributed systems. On the vehicle side, Kuehmann reviewed Tesla's history of vehicle devel- opment, including the Roadster (2008), Model S (2012), Model X (2015) and the high-volume Model 3 (2017), which he said is among the top 5 selling sedans in US in third quarter 2018. Tesla is currently working on development of the Tesla Semi ❱ ❱ ❱ KEYNOTE , continued from page 1 and a next-generation all-electric Roadster, which Kuehmann said will have a 600-mile range, 250 mph top speed and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in <2.0 seconds. Kuehmann finished with a review of the SpaceX/Tesla Integrated Computational Materials Engineering program. "Now we want to design a part and material, and we want to design them together," Kuehmann said. is holistic, integrated materials and design engineering emphasizes the reci- procity of design and manufacturing, with each tailored to meet the needs of each. Large-format additive manufacturing This 3D-printed tool was machined for Boeing's 777X winglet using Cincinnati Inc.'s Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) system. The material is a chopped carbon fiber-reinforced ABS from Techmer. The surface detail for the vacuum attachment points, however, are not 3D printed, but instead machined into a sprayed thermoset coating—TD Coat RT from Polynt-Reichhold and TruDesign—applied using equipment from Magnum Venus Products.

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