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NASA Launches Design Challenge for 3D Printed Handrail Clamp Assembly

Following the successful installation and test runs of their 3D printer on the International Space Station, NASA is now inviting the GrabCAD community to design a Handrail Clamp Assembly (HCA).

The winning design will be awarded $ 1000 in cash and 3D printed for further studies and research. Astronauts on board the ISS are using the HCA to provide mounting locations for daily operations in microgravity environment. Named CHAMP – Clamp for Handrail with Additively Manufactured Parts – the 3D printed part will be used to create a structural connection on the ISS handrail located throughout the station.

Further requirements and rules for participants of the design challenge can be found here.

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