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NASA Funds 3D Printing Projects for Upcoming Era of Space Exploration

Driven by Moon exploration, space tourism, spacecraft manufacturing, and orbital infrastructure, space agencies and private companies worldwide have developed ambitious plans for the future of spaceflight. This heightened interest in…

3D Printing with Human Waste: Astroplastic Takes Raw Materials from Colon to Mars Colony

While many people may still think that plastic is the only 3D printable material out there, that’s definitely not the case. Obviously there’s metal 3D printing, and biomaterials, flexible filaments…

Made In Space Successfully Manufactures First Extended 3D Printed Objects in a Space-Like Environment

In 2015, space manufacturing company Made In Space revealed that it had completed successful tests that indicated that its newest generation of 3D printers would be fully functional in the vacuum…

First Commercial Space Station Set to Launch in 2020; Axiom Plans to Use It As a Manufacturing and 3D Printing Hub by 2027

In 2014, history was made as the SpaceX Dragon supply freighter docked with the ISS, carrying supplies and the first 3D printer in space, the Made In Space zero-gravity 3D…

ISS Astronauts 3D Print Radiation Shields for Experiments Aboard the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module

Last April, the eighth SpaceX resupply mission carried the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, to the International Space Station. Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace made the experimental module, which was…

Russian Space Agency Roscosmos Developing Experiment to 3D Print Living Tissue on the International Space Station

Space, the final frontier…and another venue, with a great view, for 3D printing! It’s been over two years since the first functioning 3D printed object was fabricated in space, and…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 26, 2016

While you and your family gathered together this week to gorge on turkey and talk politics, the 3D printing industry proved that it halts for no holiday. On this Thanksgiving…

North Dakota’s OpenOrbiter Project Creates CubeSat Equipped With 3D Printed Experiment

As the global space industry continues to expand at a rapid rate, 3D printing technology has clearly become a vital production tool for the future of our otherworldly ventures. Whether…

High-Tech Partnership Reaches New High, 3D Printing Heart Tissue in Zero-G

That’s one small pulse for a heart, one giant beat for heart health. Okay, it’s not exactly beating yet, but the latest in heart health is pretty literally out of…

What’s Next For China’s Zero-Gravity 3D Printer? Slowly, More Details Emerge

Piece by piece, more details are being revealed about China’s progress toward 3D printing in space. Last week we reported that the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently ran several tests on…

ESA Taps BEEVERYCREATIVE to Help Develop a 3D Printing Breadboard for the ISS

In the past few years 3D printing has slowly but surely begun transforming the aerospace industry. It started simply enough, with prototyping and testing, and then developed into the development…

RedWorks Envisions 3D Printed Housing on Mars, Inspired by Nautilus Shells & Pueblos

While many of us may envision a general idea of heading into space, prompted by decades of Star Trek and newer generations of sci-fi entertainment, those who are in the…

Made In Space Breakthrough Allows 3D Printing in the Vacuum of Space, Away from ISS

In November of 2014, Made in Space made history when astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) unpacked the world’s first piece of manufacturing equipment designed to operate in space….

SpaceVR’s Virtual Reality Space Experience To Be Enabled By In-space 3D Printed Camera Casing

It’s an interesting bit of information. Of the 108 billion people who’ve ever lived, only 536 have ever seen the the Earth from space in person and in real-time. As…

You Can Now 3D Print the New Horizons Image of Pluto

It’s pretty rough being the celestial body known as Pluto, or as I like to call him, P-Dawg (okay, I don’t call Pluto that). Over the years, Pluto has been…

AstroGro — The Self Sustainable 3D Printed Bio-farm For Space

Coming as a shock to no one, humans need to eat food. As NASA readies its (still decades-off) manned mission to Mars, one of the problems that need to be…

Made In Space 3D Printer Filament Is Now Available for Pre-Order Down on Earth

The developers of the revolutionary Zero-Gravity 3D printer currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station are now selling their space-ready products to us Earthlings. Made In Space started working…

Made In Space Releases New 3D Printable Model Files for 12 Objects That Were 3D Printed in Space

It’s fascinating watching as Made In Space and NASA work together to develop and test 3D printing outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. Back in December one of the most eye-opening applications…

SpaceX’s Dragon Returns to Earth with 3D Printed Objects Made on the ISS

On January 10th, the Dragon launched into the sky. After 29 operational days, it plunged back to Earth, landing with a splash last night. The Dragon in question, of course,…

Comet Runner: Will 3D Printing Make Comet Hopping a Reality?

Projects like the 3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration from NASA on the International Space Station and a London architecture firm’s work with the European Space Agency to consider methods…

An Overview of All 25 Parts NASA & Made In Space Have 3D Printed in Space

It’s hard to believe that months have already gone by since we experienced all the excitement, news, and chatter regarding the first 3D printer being sent into space. As the SpaceX…

One of the Next Useful Objects 3D Printed in Space Will Be a Buckle!

Monday, November 24, 2014 will stand out as an historic day in human technological advancement and, specifically, progress in 3D printing technology. That day, astronauts on the International Space Station…

First Ever Functioning 3D Printed Object Has Been Fabricated in Space by NASA & Made In Space

One of the more fascinating applications for 3D printing is the fabrication of object in Space. NASA, as well as the European Space Industry, and several private companies, are working diligently…

3D Printer Doesn’t Make it to Space – NASA Will Attempt Launch Again Tomorrow

The build-up has been killing us, the very first 3D printer to make its way out of the earths atmosphere was scheduled to take off early this morning. I imagined…