3D printing in microgravity

3D Printing News Briefs, March 26, 2022: Bioprinting, Microgravity, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Oerlikon and the Technical University of Munich are founding an advanced manufacturing institute together. In bioprinting news, Fluicell just launched a new system, a…

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ESA’s New Microgravity 3D Printer Could Revolutionize Space Manufacturing

A ground-based prototype for a new microgravity 3D printer is now complete and awaits deployment to the International Space Station (ISS) for testing. Capable of 3D printing parts much larger…

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Handheld Bioprinter Could One Day Heal Astronaut Injuries

A SpaceX Dragon resupply mission carrying 6,500 pounds of science experiments, including a handheld bioprinter prototype, is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) after launching on December…

Varda to Launch Space Factory Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9

Varda Space Industries will launch the world’s first space factory in early 2023 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission deploying to low Earth orbit (LEO). During the mission, Varda’s…

In-Space Metal 3D Printing from Incus to Be Tested by ESA

Crewed moon missions may still be years away, but space agencies are getting ready for the day when humans will once again explore the lunar surface, driving discovery, innovation, and…

Redwire Project for 3D Printing Anti-Radiation Vests In Space Wins Award

Since private equity firm AE Industrial Partners formed Redwire Space in June 2020, the space startup has been driving disruptive technology innovations and proving it is one of the new…

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In-Space 3D Printing Builds Part for ISS Water Recovery System

Ever since Redwire’s first commercial microgravity plastic 3D printer was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2016, it has provided in-orbit fabrication services and produced more than 200…