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3D Printed Claw Device Takes Inspiration from Pacific Sea Urchins

As with most politically aware, socially conscious citizens of the world, you have probably caught yourself wondering: “I know that sea urchins are nice and all…but what have they done…

NASA Tests Methane Propelled TurboPump as 3D Printing Continues to be Catalyst for Space Travel

Space travel and new technology travel together, both conceptually and literally. And if you want to be continually fascinated and challenged, just keep an eye on NASA, where they are…

Dr. Casey Handmer’s 3D Printed Mars Ring Is Engraved with Robotic and Crystal Imagery

If you follow the incredible world of astronomical research, then you are already informed about the new data that NASA has contributed to our knowledge about the planet Mars. The Mars Exploration Program is science-driven and…

Mars Habitat Designers RedWorks Will Test Earth-Based Manufacturing Products in 2016

Last May NASA launched their Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge that asked teams of designers, artists, engineers, rocket scientists and 3D printing technology experts from all over the world to…

European Space Agency Reiterates Its Plan to Build 3D Printed Base on the Moon

For a while, the European Space Agency has been talking about the possibility of creating a base on the moon, using 3D printing for a large part of its construction. So…

To Mars and Beyond: How RedWorks is Going to Help NASA Colonize Space

Last May when NASA launched their Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge teams of designers, artists, engineers, rocket scientists and 3D printing technology experts from all over the world tried their…

Autodesk Moves to MaRS–New Location in Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District

The MaRS Discovery District in Ontario, Canada is one of the largest technology, medical and science innovation hubs in the world. Founded as a non-profit back in 2000, MaRS is…

NASA Redesigns Z-Series Mars Spacesuit with Astronaut-Specific 3D Printed Gear in ‘Tron’ Technology Design

Well, folks, it really does look like we are going to Mars–and the people have spoken on fashion. In the first public vote on what astronauts will be sporting when…

Follow in the Footsteps of Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’ with NASA’s 3D Mars Trek 2.0

Over the summer NASA launched Mars Trek, an interactive 3D map of the red planet that allowed users to zoom in and out of key areas of the planet’s surface. The…

The Power of 3D Printing to Accelerate NASA Plans for Manned Mars Trip

Just in case you haven’t heard–hanging out on Earth is just so last year, folks. Mars is where it’s at, and 3D printing is of course going to play a…

Colonizing Mars With 3D Printed Sfero Habitats Made from Local Materials

Back in May, NASA announced their 3D Printed Habitat Challenge hoping to find some new ideas for potentially creating workable ideas to create functional and safe living spaces suitable for…

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 Print Your Own Mars Curiosity Rover, Available Free from NASA

Mars has always been a highly mythologized planet because it is right next to Earth, and since the first successful flyby in 1965 we continue to know more and more about the Red…

NASA 3D Prints Parts for Future Space Drones — May Explore Volcanoes on Mars or Asteroids

When one typically envisions a drone, images of either a tiny notebook-size, multi-prop machine, or one of those giant unmanned military aircraft fill their head. Drone technology has been improving…

3D Printed ‘Little Red Dot’ Zoetrope Brings 19th Century Fun to 2015 MakerFaire Singapore

We’ve already demonstrated that the Victorians knew how to have a good time. And that the fun doesn’t have to remain in the 19th century, but they have been improved…

This Week’s Top Printable 3DShare Models: Table Parts, Multi-Use Pot, Mars Migration Ship & More

I say this again and again, but I can never guess what will be included on our weekly review of 3DShare’s top printable models. It’s as if just when I…

3D Printing May be the Next Step for Exploring Mars According to Oklahoma State University

The endgame of 3D printing has always been the ability to completely replace traditional manufacturing methods. We have probably reached the apex of manual labor’s ability to produce products quickly…

SpaceX’s Dragon Returns to Earth with 3D Printed Objects Made on the ISS

On January 10th, the Dragon launched into the sky. After 29 operational days, it plunged back to Earth, landing with a splash last night. The Dragon in question, of course,…

Solar Powered 3D Printers on Mars? Researchers Successfully Test Feasibility of Printing Surgical Tools on Red Planet

Space exploration has always been fascinating to me. When I stop and think of just how vast our universe is, it makes me realize how small I actually am. Earth is…

NASA’s In-space 3D Printer Launches Tomorrow – The Unheard of Inside Scoop & Ultimate Goal of 3D Printing on Mars

NASA’s Niki Werkheiser’s prediction for 3D Printing in space within 10 Years: “On Mars building everything from hand tools to radiation shielding habitats – and maybe even the engines you…

NASA releases 3D Printable Models of Asteroids, Moon Surfaces, Spacecraft & More

When it comes to 3D printing, NASA certainly doesn’t want to be left out in the cold. A couple months ago, we learned that NASA was teaming with MakerBot to…

NASA Teams With Makerbot to Launch ‘Mars Base Challenge’ 3D Printing Contest

Mars, the red planet that NASA hopes to send astronauts to, within the next couple of decades, provides the space agency  a laundry list of challenges. Besides the difficulties that…