3d printing in space

Made In Space’s Additive Manufacturing Facility Celebrates First Anniversary Among the Stars

How time flies. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been an entire year since Made In Space launched its Additive Manufacturing Facility to the International Space Station. Yet while it seems as…

Northwestern University Researchers 3D Print Flexible Objects with Simulated Lunar and Martian Soil

Just a few days ago, scientists from Fotec revealed that they had 3D printed small structures from simulated Martian soil. The structures, a small conical dwelling and a portion of a wall,…

Tiny 3D Printed Structures from Simulated Martian Soil Could Be a Preview of Bigger Things to Come

Mars is a big topic of conversation right now among aerospace agencies, tech companies, governments, and just about anyone with any interest in space – which is most people, as…

Eyal Gever’s #Laugh Project Concludes as Winning Design is 3D Printed on the International Space Station

One year ago, artist Eyal Gever announced a project unlike anything that had ever been done before: he planned to take the sound waves from a recording of laughter and turn…

Mission Accomplished: Majestic and Made In Space 3D Print the Internet from the ISS

Last year, search engine provider Majestic announced an ambitious goal – they were going to 3D print the Internet. All of it. From space. While the announcement may have raised an eyebrow or…

Astronauts 3D Print the First Medical Supplies in Space, Which Can Also Teach Us More About Healthcare on Earth

Earlier this month, we told you about Dr. Julielynn Wong, a medical doctor, scientist, and the founder of social enterprise 3D4MD, and her ongoing project to 3D print medical tools in…

Made In Space and Axiom Space Announce Joint Agreement for Manufacturing Objects in Low Earth Orbit

It’s a match made in heaven…or maybe just in outer space. Today, Made In Space and Axiom Space announced their new joint agreement for manufacturing objects in low Earth orbit….

Astronauts Aboard the ISS Will 3D Print Medical Tools in Space for the First Time, Thanks to Dr. Wong and 3D4MD

3D printing made history back in 2014 when the first 3D printer in space, the Made In Space Zero-G 3D printer, was sent up to the International Space Station. One of the…

3D Printed Russian CubeSat Will Be Placed into Orbit from the ISS This July

There have been many big announcements and firsts when it comes to 3D printing items for space, and in space. The small but mighty TruClip was sent to the International…

#Laugh App Launches Today: You Could Have Your Chuckles 3D Printed in Space

Earlier this year, we learned of an intriguing art project planned by artist Eyal Gever, a master of 3D printing in the creative space. The Israeli artist is known for…

Mars Medical Challenge Asks Students to Design 3D Printable Items to Keep Astronauts Healthy on Mars

The team of NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and online educational platform Future Engineers has been a lot of fun to follow over the last year. Their collaborative 3D…

Small Companies Use 3D Printing to Carry Space Exploration to New Heights

We write about CubeSats at 3DPrint.com a lot, for a few reasons. One, they’re often 3D printed, at least partially. Two, there’s never before been anything quite like them – small,…

NASA, ASME and Future Engineers Announce Winners of the Think Outside the Box 3D Printing Challenge

The ingenuity of kids never ceases to amaze me – and young students have had plenty of opportunities to showcase their brilliance lately through 3D printing and design competitions offered…

New Worlds Seeks Presentations for the Space Settlement Symposium 2016

Space may be the final frontier, but it is swiftly opening up with the advent 3D printed rockets, satellites and other aerospace systems. We’ve previously reported on putting a 3D…

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Collaborate to Launch ISS Design Challenge

As humanity’s race to explore outer space continues on its imminent path, the importance of 3D design and 3D printing for these space-based applications becomes more and more apparent. Take…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 2, 2016

It’s been yet another week jam-packed with news from all around the 3D printing industry, and as usual, it was impossible to cover it all. DELRAY Systems has announced that…

NASA Awards Grant to Tethers Unlimited for Microgravity 3D Printer/Filament Recycler

Two of my favorite things to write about are outer space and recycling – so imagine how excited I am about recycling in outer space. Last year, we wrote about…

Student Calls ISS to Discuss His Design After Astronauts 3D Print It in Space

We tend to dismiss distances these days as we can easily make phone calls halfway around the world and the internet has put down roots nearly everywhere. There is, however,…

A New Wrench is Thrown into the 3D Printing Plan at the ISS: Check Out This Cool Tool from the AMF

The story of the human race and our fascination with and ensuing exploration of outer space thus far is of course, nothing short of amazing; in fact, just the thought…

Made In Space Plans to 3D Print ‘Steampunk’ Ships From Asteroid Material

It’s well nigh impossible to discuss 3D printing technology in outer space without mentioning the California-based 3D printing firm Made In Space. The organization has essentially become the right hand…

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…

The 3D Printing Space Race Continues as China Successfully Tests Zero-Gravity 3D Printer

One of the most exciting applications of 3D printing technology, in my opinion, is 3D printing in space. We’ve been closely following the progress of NASA and Made In Space ever…

NASA Design Challenge: Create a Logo for the In-Space Manufacturing Project

How’s this for bragging rights, graphic designers and artists? “Oh yes…I designed a logo for NASA.” Start practicing your casual hair flip and bored tone now, because NASA is, in…

Selective Separation Sintering: NASA Challenge Leads to an Entirely New 3D Printing Technology for the Moon and Mars

While there are many reasons to push for the development of 3D printing technology in space, the biggest reason is that shipping things to outer space is expensive – really…