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Swarm of 3D Printed CubeSats to Be Launched from ISS in 2021

Negotiations are underway to launch the first round of satellites from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021. As part of an interdisciplinary project dubbed “Swarm of Small Spacecraft”, engineers…

Stratodyne: New Space Company Wants to 3D Print Stratospheric Satellites and CubeSats

With a growing directory of space companies gaining momentum, research and development in rocket science, aerospace engineering, and space travel are at an all-time high. After a continuous decrease in…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 29, 2019

We’ve got a lot of business news for you, plus a case study, in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. TÜV SÜD and thyssenkrupp have signed an MoU, while Dassault Systèmes…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Additive Manufacturing

The best-use cases for 3D printing aren’t always obvious. When designing an object for additive manufacturing, it’s important to keep the limits and benefits of the process in mind. These…

3D Printing Lattice Structures for a More Lightweight CubeSat Bus

Few things have brought science directly into the hands of the general public more than the CubeSat. Often 3D printed, these miniature satellites can be easily crafted and stocked with…

3Ding and Student Team 3D Print a Very Light Satellite

It doesn’t take fancy equipment to build a satellite anymore. Small companies, schools and even individuals armed with 3D printers are capable of creating CubeSats, small, boxlike satellites that are…

Launcher a space start up making..3D Printed Rocket Engines

Launcher inc. is a company making metal 3D printed rocket engines. The so far operating under the radar firm has spent the past year using EOS metal 3D printers to make…

NASA Awards Made In Space New Contract for Vulcan Hybrid 3D Printer, Successfully Launches First Deep Space-Bound CubeSats

Made In Space has built a long and respectable track record of, well, making things in space. The company was responsible for the first 3D printer ever to be launched into…

Cornell University Prepares Two 3D Printed CubeSats for Launch as Part of NASA Initiative

There have been many great inventions over the last 50 years, and it’s hard to say what the greatest has been, but one invention that is at least up there…

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…

Students 3D Print CubeSats in Hopes of NASA Launch

In 2016, wildfires devastated part of the state of Tennessee, around Gatlinburg. More than a dozen people were killed, and many more were injured, while thousands of homes and businesses…

Innovative TubeSats Deployer 3D Printed Using Windform XT 2.0

We know they are up there. Sending signals, collecting information. Put into space by powerful entities, using the latest technology. I’m talking, of course, about satellites. But before you go…

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…

University of New South Wales Sees Launch of 3D Printed CubeSat, Awaiting Confirmation That All is Working Properly

Last week, the first Australian satellite launched in 15 years took off from the International Space Station. The CubeSat is part of the QB50 project, an initiative that involved sending a group…

A PEEK into Space: ESA’s Newest CubeSats Feature 3D Printed Electrically Conductive Bodies

The European Space Agency (ESA) has long been a fan of 3D printing, successfully testing a 3D printed platinum alloy rocket combustion chamber in 2015, announcing on more than one occasion…

18-Year-Old 3D Prints Lightest Satellite to Ever be Launched into Space

Satellites are getting smaller and smaller, and 3D printing has a lot to do with that, as we’ve seen from the prevalence of 3D printed CubeSats. In further evidence that…

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…

3D Printed Drone Combines Embedded Electronics with Extreme Heat Resistance

We’ve talked about search and rescue drones, and even a drone that could help fight fires. But what about a drone that could, theoretically, fly into the extremely hot environment…

The MakerSat, Idaho’s First Satellite, is 3D Printed and Ready for Launch

The development of CubeSats is something we consistently follow in the news. The small, inexpensive, cube-shaped satellites may be humble-looking, but they’re likely to bring us, in the near future, information we’ve…

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,…

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…

North Dakota’s OpenOrbiter Project Creates CubeSat Equipped With 3D Printed Experiment

As the global space industry continues to expand at a rapid rate, 3D printing technology has clearly become a vital production tool for the future of our otherworldly ventures. Whether…

CubeCab Plans to Put Lots of CubeSats into Orbit with a Small 3D Printed Rocket and a Retired Fighter Jet

One of the biggest developments in recent space research is physically quite small. The CubeSat, an invention from California Polytechnic State University and Stanford University, is a miniature cube-shaped satellite…

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Mature 3D Printed MPS-130 CubeSat Propulsion System for NASA

“We didn’t invent 3D printing, but we sure are making it better.” – Aerojet Rocketdyne   Next to the medical field, as we follow the significant impacts 3D printing is…