The Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory (AHSL) currently operates a Rostock Max v3 3D printer. The Rostock Max v3 is a Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) type 3D printer. The large print volume of the Max v3 allows AHSL to easily print full-sized hands from the 3dMD scanning system.
The 3dMD system is a photogrammetric scanning system comprised of an array of cameras. The Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory (AHSL) operates two configurations: 3dMDbody.t and 3dMDhand.t. These scans are used to capture accurate 3D representations of human bodies and hands to digitally create space suit and glove designs.
The Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory (AHSL) is in the process of designing and building a partial vacuum glovebox to enable in-house experimental research of EVA gloves. This glovebox will be unique in that it is anthropometrically variable with adjustable height and adjustable arm-port separation.
A recent addition to the Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory, the Vitus laser scanner is used to “photograph” a high-quality 3D image of a person in a matter of seconds. VITUS uses laser triangulation by projecting a laser line and allowing the camera looking at that line to record the data. Sensors move vertically down to complete a scan.