Space 3D Printing

Solideon and LEAP 71 Partner to Advance Space 3D Printing with WAAM Machine

The space industry has dramatically changed its game, becoming a leader in technological innovation. 3D printing has played a key role in transforming how some space hardware components are made….

3D Printed Micro Antenna is 15% Smaller and 6X Lighter

Horizon Microtechnologies has achieved success in creating a high-frequency D-Band horn antenna through micro 3D printing. However, this achievement did not rely solely on 3D printing; it involved a combination…

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Hypersonic Heats Up: CEO Joe Laurienti on the Success of Ursa Major’s 3D Printed Engine

“It’s only been about 24 hours now, so I’m still digesting it,” Joe Laurienti said. But even via Zoom, it was easy to notice that the CEO was satisfied. The…

Stratasys Will Take 3D Printing to the Moon

Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) is setting off on a unique mission that will take 3D printing where it has never gone before—the Moon. In a significant step for space exploration, the…

You, Yes You, Can Now 3D Print with Moon Dust at Home

Flying cars, housecleaning robots, 3D printing on the moon—all out-there sci-fi predictions that will probably come true sooner rather than later. But, what if you just can’t wait? Well, thanks…

China Sets New Standard with 3D Printed Parts in Latest SAR Satellite Launch

In an era where space exploration and satellite technology are advancing at an unprecedented pace, the successful launch of the SmartSat-2A satellite, better known as Zhixing-2A, on February 3, 2024,…

BLT’s 3D Printing Powers LandSpace’s Rocket Hopper Test in China

In the ongoing race to space, a new chapter was added on January 19, 2024, when Chinese business LandSpace successfully hopped its ZhuQue-3 (ZQ-3) prototype rocket during a Vertical Takeoff…

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Martians Wanted: NASA Seeks Volunteers for Second Mission in 3D Printed Mars Habitat

Who needs a road trip when you can join NASA on a year-long Martian staycation? Once again, NASA’s making it (almost) possible to spend your days on Mars, inviting applicants…

Boeing Boosts Future Innovators with New Space Lab Grant

In a stride toward the future of space exploration and additive manufacturing (AM), Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered with the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to launch an…

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What Do JPL’s Layoffs Mean for the Space 3D Printing Segment?

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), known for some of the most exciting work in the space sector, announced that it was laying off eight percent of its workforce, 530 of…

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Advancing Space Applications with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been used on spacecraft since the early 2010s, one early example being the NASA Juno Spacecraft, which launched in August 2011. AM is beneficial for spacecraft…

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First Metal 3D Printer in Space Heads to ISS

French OEM AddUp, in collaboration with Airbus, has delivered the first metal 3D printer for space to the European Space Agency (ESA). This printer was launched on NASA’s Mission NG-20,…

Trumpf’s Metal 3D Printing to Power Reusable Space Capsule from The Exploration Company

The New Space Race has largely been dominated by American players, with companies like SpaceX and Vast leading the way in investment, launches, and progress. China is also showing significant…

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How My Childhood Fascination with Planes Led to Investing in 3D Printing

My fascination with aerospace started young, and I started studying planes–identifying them in the sky and learning everything I could about how they work.  Fast forward to my first week…

Baking up an Additive Manufacturing Delicacy

Baking is my favorite hobby, and it’s a lot more like engineering than you think. Baking requires both meticulous planning and process control – a journey where the end result…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 13, 2024: OEM Certification, 3D Printed Dentures, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about metal 3D printing and certifications, 3D printed dentures, freeform optics, and 3D printed swan eggs. Read on for all the details!…

Peregrine Lander Mission: Launch, Setback, and 3D Printing in Space’s Trial and Error

Half a century after the last American lunar landing, Astrobotic‘s Peregrine Mission One, the United States’ latest venture to the Moon, successfully launched on January 8, 2024, aboard a United…

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3D Printing Savvy Rocket Lab Lands $515M Space Force Defense Contract

After reaching a new annual launch record with its 10th Electron mission in December 2023, Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) announced a contract with the Space Development Agency (SDA) – a…

2023’s Top 5 Space 3D Printing Stories

In 2024, space exploration will reach new heights with a significant focus on lunar missions. The year will see the highly anticipated Artemis II mission, a milestone in NASA’s Artemis…

NASA and LSU to Mooncast Future with Sulfur and Regolith 3D Printing

With the return to the Moon on the horizon, Louisiana State University (LSU) and NASA are joining forces in a new project that aims to use lunar materials for robotic…

3D Printing News Briefs December 31, 2023: Surgical Implants, Probiotics, Drones, & More

We’re starting with metal 3D printing research in this New Year’s Eve edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a 3D printed surgical model and probiotics…

3D Printed Roo-ver Could Transport Moon Dust for Next Rover Mission

One of Australia’s two competing teams in the race to build a lunar rover has unveiled a first prototype. Dubbed the “Roo-ver,” this rover has been designed for a future…

Large Format Space 3D Printing Challenge Winners Announced by ESA

In a landmark initiative for additive manufacturing (AM), the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the winners of the COSMIC LFAM Grand Challenge. This prestigious competition, a collaboration between ESA,…

Two Cutting-Edge 3D Printing Projects to Launch to the ISS in January 2024

Once again, the International Space Station (ISS) is set to receive 3D printed experiments on its upcoming resupply mission, an indication of the growing role of this technology in space…