Rocket Lab Successfully Launches First Mission for NASA

Rocket Lab’s year has been bookended nicely with successful launches. The startup, which uses 3D printing for its rockets’ primary components, including the engine, launched its second rocket and reached…

ORNL Collaboration Results in 3D Printed Target for Producing Important Medical Isotope

3D printing is increasingly finding use in the manufacture all sorts of end-use products, but it can also lend a hand to researchers on the way to reaching a final…

Brilliant Flash of Light Lets Scientists Study Structure of 3D Printing Material at Atomic Level to Reduce Defects

Additive manufacturing processes, while amazing and valuable, are not without their flaws, and lots of research has been conducted into how and why defects in 3D printing that can cause…

History Made as 3D Printed Engine Launches Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket into Space

All week, New Zealanders have been waiting to see if their country would become the 11th one to reach outer space with a cargo-carrying vehicle. Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket, equipped with…

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,…

3D Printed Rocket is Ready to Go to the Moon

We’ve learned a lot about the moon since 1969, when the first humans landed on it. Recent technology has allowed us to get some amazing looks at its surface, but…

Built Almost Entirely of 3D Printed Parts, the World’s First Battery-Powered Rocket is Unveiled

3D printing has gradually been making its way into the manufacturing and fabrication of end-use, functional components and parts. Previously thought of as merely a technology for prototyping, and having…


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