Alpha Mission

Additive manufacturingMaterial design
Development of protective foams made from biodegradable and recyclable eco-materials using additive manufacturing for space exploration.
COMPOSITIC x CNES x Jean Henaff x Innovons à 360°
Duration: 24 mois [2020-2022]
Budget: 30K€

+ Development of porous thermoplastics based on polyhydroxyalkanoate, a biodegradable and recyclable bio-polyester derived from bacterial synthesis.

+ Development of alveolar structures using additive manufacturing to match the mechanical performance of standard petrol-sourced foams.

+ Production of protective containers for prototyping, qualification and flight models.

Project Manager

Yves-Marie Corre