3d printing space

ADAM: A Concept for Autonomous Construction on Mars

Gracinda Ferreira has an interesting concept for building structures on Mars and beyond. Her ADAM idea calls for an automated construction tool to 3D print homes on the surface. After…

Launcher’s Adventure Building Commercial Rockets Using 3D Printed Engines

Spending on space exploration is booming. We have seen many ambitious private endeavors come onto the scene in the last few years, from building and launching satellites into Low Earth…

Mining Space Debris as a Resource for 3D Printing Material

Authors Maria Lucas-Rhimbassen, Cristiana Santos, George Antony Long, and Lucien Rapp delve into some heavy matter in the recently published ‘Conceptual model for a profitable return on investment from space…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 4, 2018

We’re sharing stories about events, business, and metal 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. To start, the second annual Iran 3DShow is coming up, along with IQPC’s fifth Additive…

Nano Dimension to Develop 3D Printed Ceramic Components for Space, Raises $4.8M in Private Placement Agreements

This winter, not long after Nano Dimension brought its innovative DragonFly 2020 3D printer to CES 2017, the company surprised everyone when it announced that it would be moving into a brand new…

Middle School Students Design and 3D Print Container to Hold EIS Academy Experiments During Suborbital Rocket Launch

Classroom experiments are usually pretty interesting, and even fun…unless you’re dissecting a rat in biology class, of course (that was not a fun day for me, or the rat). A…

Exploring Psyche: Arizona State University 3D Prints a Distant Asteroid

Do you remember where you were when Pluto was stripped of its planet status? I…don’t, but I do remember feeling shocked, hurt, and betrayed on behalf of the icy little…

How a NASA Supplier & Thermoplastic Firm’s Material Allow 3D Printing in Space

Braskem, one of the largest thermoplastic resin producers in the Americas, entered into a strategic partnership with official NASA supplier Made In Space to develop a material called “I’m Green…

Zortrax 3D Printers are Helping Polish University Students Learn to Explore Mars

As both 3D Systems and Stratasys began to struggle with the desktop 3D printer market, several manufacturers of quality, lower-priced printers began to take their place in the market. Polish…

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…

Stratasys Custom Creates New ESD PEKK 3D Printing Material for Use in Space

Until they purchased MakerBot, global 3D printing company Stratasys was primarily known for their industrial or professional grade 3D printers. While the company has been seemingly focusing a lot of…

SmarTech Projects Huge Spending in 3D Printing for Space & Defense Aerospace Markets by 2022

While not top secret or highly classified, there are some highly surprising figures when it comes to projections for revenues from space and defense aerospace spending for 2022. Looking at…

RedWorks Envisions 3D Printed Housing on Mars, Inspired by Nautilus Shells & Pueblos

While many of us may envision a general idea of heading into space, prompted by decades of Star Trek and newer generations of sci-fi entertainment, those who are in the…

3D Printed Espresso Cup Used in Space For First Time on the ISS

The is no doubt that both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are at the forefront of 3D printing technology. After all, the technology could be one of the…

Future Engineers Announces Winners of ‘3D Printing in Space Challenge’

Probably two of the areas which excite me the most about where 3D printing will take us all, has to do with space travel and education. The ability to print…

Niobium Based Alloy, C-103, Commonly Used for Aerospace Applications, is Successfully 3D Printed With, by MTI

Space travel and 3D printing are two technologies, which up until a couple of years ago, were rarely ever mentioned in the same sentence. Now it seems that NASA as well…

NASA to 3D Print An Entire Space Telescope, Minus the Lenses

NASA has been at the forefront of additive manufacturing technologies for some time now. They already have plans to send a 3D printer to the International Space Station later this…

National Research Council Releases Study on the Potential of 3D Printing in Space

A new report released this week by the National Research Council says that 3D printing might enhance U.S. missions to outer space in the future, but not significantly at this time….

NASA Selects ‘Made In Space’ to Produce In-orbit Plastic Recycling System for 3D Printer Filament

The ability to 3D print objects in space has been one of NASA’s major goals in the last few years.  In fact NASA is in the midst of working on…