During the parabolic flight campaign eight experiments will be performed to investigate the 3D-printing process under microgravity conditions. Our experiments are divided into different basic operation types where straight rods, connections of rods or free-form rods are created. For the first six operation types a conventional printing plate will be used as starting point for the print.
In the last two experiments the behaviour of printing free floating rods will be observed. The main parameters of the printing process are extrusion speed of the resin, UV-light intensity, UV-light time and trajectory of the printer. The number of parabolas enables each experiment to be repeated several times with different parameter settings.