Conventional materials for rover wheels (rubber, aluminium, cast iron etc.) cannot meet the harsh Martian surface.

This project aims to combine advanced materials and additive manufacturing to develop high-performance space rover wheels for next generation explorations: longer distance, all terrains, longer service life, customised design, lower-cost and flexible manufacturing for small batch productions.

This project aims to provide the space industry with a complete rover wheel solution, including materials, design, manufacturing and testing. Outcomes of this project can support successful deployment of rover wheels and payloads, particlulary for new space institutes, startup and industry partners.