Optisys Reduces Weight for Better Space Antennas

Optisys LLC is a radio frequency development company specializing in metal additive manufacturing. Through the development of turnkey advanced antenna and radar products they contribute to ground breaking systems and product performance. They have recently announced the addition of new additive manufacturing technology that they believe will further their abilities. 

Previously, this Utah-based company had relied on a Concept Laser 3D printer to design their components. This machine was combined with a 100-part XSITA system for optimization. They have furthered this combination by including an SLM 500 Machine which will expedite its guidance system-focused production workflow. 

This addition will contribute to their development of optimized antennas and improve production efficiency. These antenna and radar systems need to be capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of space. The SLM 500 Machine will improve these abilities. Optisys has used the new component to integrate hollow structures into RF parts like Ka band tracking antennas for a high-altitude UAV. This makes them lighter without reducing durability so they can survive in space while offering launch weight savings.

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