Since the late 1960’s, we have been learning the advantages of manufacturing in space and how to go about doing it – how materials behave, what equipment is needed and which markets will immediately present the largest demand.
We are now identifying products that represent potential commercial booms for those who come manufacture on the Axiom Station. The Internet opened a world of software applications and Axiom’s microgravity platform opens a world of manufacturing applications. The possibilities are as unlimited as the minds of entrepreneurs and scientists.
Manufacturing products in the unique environment in space for use on the ground and in space is the next industrial revolution. Axiom will provide the low-cost platform and high throughput logistics train necessary to develop, manufacture and bring your product to market.
The greatest opportunities are those we haven’t yet imagined. Axiom Space is a platform for innovators across the globe to develop unique products in microgravity for distribution to mass markets on Earth and for utilization in space.
Advanced materials include alloys, glasses & porcelains, specialized layered deposition materials and other integrated materials.
One example, seen here is fiber optic glass produced in microgravity (left) and in normal gravity (right).
SkyLab crew performed molten metal processing, crystal growth, immiscible alloy processing, brazing stainless tubing and electron beam welding.
Foton-M2 Unmanned laboratory conducts experiments on crystal growth and behavior of molten metal in microgravity.
Material Science Laboratory Electromagnetic Levitator begins studying melting and solidification properties of various materials.
Made In Space prints the first uplinked tool, a ratchet, on the International Space Station.
NASA announces solicitation for multi-material fabrication laboratory to be tested aboard the International Space Station commencing 2021
Axiom Space plans on connecting its first modules to ISS in early 2022 and at that time make facilities available to commercial manufacturers.