Podcast: NASA's Asteroid Mission, Organic Polymers in HVAC, Beer Factories with 3D Printers

In this episode, we talk about NASA’s spacecraft to explore the Psyche 16 asteroid, a TAMU professor’s plan to improve your HVAC system using organic polymers, and Heineken’s initiative to use 3D printers to level up their factories.

20 Apr, 2021

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In late March of 2021, a main component of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft was delivered to JPL, where assembly, test, and launch operations are underway. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

In late March of 2021, a main component of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft was delivered to JPL, where assembly, test, and launch operations are underway. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

In this episode, we talk about NASA’s spacecraft to explore the Psyche 16 asteroid, a TAMU professor’s plan to improve your HVAC system using organic polymers, and Heineken’s initiative to use 3D printers to level up their factories. As always, you can find these and other interesting & impactful engineering articles on Wevolver.com.  

EPISODE NOTES

(0:50) - NASA’s Spacecraft to Explore Psyche-16

NASA’s upcoming Psyche mission will explore a large metal asteroid that may be the core of a former planet –– and is also worth quadrillions of dollars. 

(5:50) - Improving HVAC Efficiency Using Organic Polymers:

A Texas A&M professor discovered a way to save you money on your next electric bill by improving HVAC systems using polyimide, a widely-available organic polymer.

(10:50) - Heineken Uses 3D Printing in Beer Factories:

Heineken partnered with Ultimaker to introduce 3D printing to ensure more uptime, create a more durable supply chain, and foster creativity in the development of factory equipment.

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20 Apr, 2021

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