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…

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