Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF)

NASA and Made In Space Talk About 3D Printing Recycled Material in Orbit

With deep space exploration moving forward, NASA is using the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct cutting edge research and technological developments to help prepare astronauts as they take the…

Made In Space is Helping Human Space Colonization Become a Reality

Back in 1998, five space agencies began a collaboration to build the International Space Station (ISS), but building it on the ground and then launching it into space in one…

Allevi and Made In Space Partner Up for New Initiative: 3D Bioprinting in Outer Space

3D bioprinting company Allevi, formerly known as BioBots, is on a mission to make it easier for scientists and researchers to design and engineer 3D tissues. The company, which was founded…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 20, 2018

We’re getting right down to business today in 3D Printing News Briefs – Identify3D and atum3D are both announcing new collaborations and partnerships, and Made In Space has received an…

Two Years on the ISS: Additive Manufacturing Facility Celebrates Nearly 100 3D Printed Parts

It’s been two years since Made In Space sent its second 3D printer, the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) to the International Space Station. A great deal has been accomplished since…

Made In Space Takes New Guinness World Record for Longest 3D Printed Part

In 2016, a new Guinness World Record was set for the largest object to be 3D printed in one piece. The ABS/carbon fiber composite tool was 3D printed in 30…

3D Printed MakerSat Gets Ready to Test 3D Printing Materials in Space

Last year, history was made by a group of students in Idaho who designed, 3D printed and assembled the state’s first satellite. Now, it’s finally time for that satellite to…

Made In Space Announces That Final 3D Printed Test Shield for Radiation Experiments Aboard the BEAM Is Complete

Earlier this summer, we heard about radiation experiments being conducted on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This experimental module, made by Bigelow Aerospace, was…

Made In Space Successfully Manufactures First Extended 3D Printed Objects in a Space-Like Environment

In 2015, space manufacturing company Made In Space revealed that it had completed successful tests that indicated that its newest generation of 3D printers would be fully functional in the vacuum…

Made In Space to 3D Print Susan G. Komen Pink Ribbon in Space

On Sunday, May 28th, the 101st iteration of the Indianapolis 500 took place, and history was made as Japanese driver Takuma Sato became the first Asian driver to win the…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 11, 2017

We’re talking a lot of business here in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – everything from an important new hire and ISO certification to a partnership and a webinar series,…

Enterprise in Space Announces ‘Print the Future Contest’ Winning Teams and Their 3D Printable Space Experiments

We first heard about the Print the Future competition in October of 2016. Enterprise in Space (EIS), a nonprofit program of the National Space Society (NSS), and the Kepler Space Institute…

First Commercial Space Station Set to Launch in 2020; Axiom Plans to Use It As a Manufacturing and 3D Printing Hub by 2027

In 2014, history was made as the SpaceX Dragon supply freighter docked with the ISS, carrying supplies and the first 3D printer in space, the Made In Space zero-gravity 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual…

ISS Design Challenge Winner Successfully 3D Printed in Zero Gravity

Last summer, electronics distribution company Mouser Electronics, together with celebrity engineer and inventor Grant Imahara, put college students, makers, and engineers to the 3D design test. They issued a challenge to create…

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…

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…

#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…

Enterprise In Space and Kepler Space Institute Launch Print The Future Competition

While Elon Musk has recently been making headlines for his plan to get the human race to Mars, a group of pioneering space exploration and 3D printing entities have recently…