An Assessment of the Conditions Needed for 3D Printing A Village on the Moon

For a few years now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been talking seriously about building a habitable village on the moon, and 3D printing is a big part of…

The ESA Explores 3D Printing on Earth and Beyond

Sometimes when a new technology leaves the laboratory, it goes off to perform its functions in an industrial setting, research facility, or educational institute. Sometimes, though, its installation may be…

Researchers Developing Self-Replicating 3D Printers for the Moon

We’ve heard a lot about how 3D printing is the future of space exploration. One of the reasons the technology is so critical to space travel is that having a…

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,…

ESA Artist in Residence Envisions the Spiritual Center of the Moon, and It’s 3D Printed

Near the south pole of the moon, where the sun is low in the sky, one deep crater, stretching 4.2 km down into the lunar soil, is in perpetual darkness. In…

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…

Scientists are Zeroing in on Potentially Habitable Planets in the Milky Way – 3D Printing Could Ultimately Help Confirm Signs of Life

People have been talking about building telescopes on the moon for well over a decade. Imagine the possibilities – an unprecedented, up-close view of space that could reveal…who knows what?…

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…

ESA Meets Again to Discuss Moon Colonization—3D Printing & Robotics Will Be Key

3D printing has, over the years, become connected to space travel in countless ways; in fact, entities like NASA were using the technology before most of us even had an…

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