3d printing in space

First Ever Hardware is ‘Emailed’ to Space — Made In Space and NASA Email Wrench to ISS

Butch needed a wrench. Usually this isn’t a big deal, but Butch couldn’t just drive over to Home Depot and grab a new one. “Butch” is ISS Commander Barry Wilmore,…

Build Giant Objects in Space With the Help of 3D Printing — Introducing The Trusselator

The Trusselator is aimed at creating, through the use of in-space additive manufacturing, a series of high-performance trusses to handle large solar arrays and antennas, and NASA says Tethers Unlimited…

NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon & Other Planets Using In-situ Materials and a Really Hot Laser

Recently, we have been hearing of the multiple methods that 3D printing will provide for the construction of buildings and other large structures outside of the earth’s atmosphere. 3D printing (also…

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…

NCSU 3D Prints Commemorative Coin for Orion Space Mission, Celebrates Alumna Chosen by NASA

While North Carolina State University is known as a powerful educator regarding a number of disciplines, it’s most likely that in one stroll down Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street, you are rubbing…

Deep Space Industries Partners with 3D Printing Service Solid Prototype for Space Exploration & Mining Plans

“We are about to witness a product development revolution for space, and the obvious first step will be through 3D-printing,” said Barton Bollfrass, CEO of Solid Prototype. “We are thrilled…

3D Printed Coffee Mug Will Allow Astronauts to Enjoy a Cup of Joe – May lead to further advancement of fluid systems in space

One of my favorite memories from my honeymoon a couple years ago was walking the streets of Rome, stopping into coffee shop after coffee shop, grabbing a different type of…

South African Students Develop Mobile, Self-replicating, 3D Printer Meant for Space Exploration

3D printing in outer space has become quite the fad as of late. This is mostly due to the fact that NASA and Made in Space recently sent a zero-g…

ESA Releases New Video Concept and Dialogue On How to 3D Print Moon Bases

When people find out that I write about 3D printing, if they have the frivolity to dismiss the technology as inconsequential, my go-to example is always space. While 3D printing…

NASA’s In-space 3D Printer Launches Tomorrow – The Unheard of Inside Scoop & Ultimate Goal of 3D Printing on Mars

NASA’s Niki Werkheiser’s prediction for 3D Printing in space within 10 Years: “On Mars building everything from hand tools to radiation shielding habitats – and maybe even the engines you…

Researches Study the 3D Printing of Surgical Instruments for use in Long Space Missions

Looking toward a future when space missions might occur at great distances over even longer periods of time, means being prepared for any number of emergencies or eventualities that could…

First 3D Printer Will Be Sent to Space By NASA Next Month

3D Printing has been around for 30 years, however it was only recently that the technology has progressed enough to make it useful for a wide array of applications. One…