mars

University of Central Florida Professor Works with NASA to Further Develop 3D Printing Plans for Mars

A new space race has emerged as government agencies and private companies around the world strive to be the first to land humans on Mars. While each of these institutions may…

Ogle Models & Prototypes Tapped to 3D Print Components for Mars Rover Prototype

World-class prototyping company Ogle Models & Prototypes, based in the UK, has been called on to help with numerous projects involving 3D printing, like this British Telecom phone model and…

Astronauts Aboard the ISS Will 3D Print Medical Tools in Space for the First Time, Thanks to Dr. Wong and 3D4MD

3D printing made history back in 2014 when the first 3D printer in space, the Made In Space Zero-G 3D printer, was sent up to the International Space Station. One of the…

Mars Medical Challenge Asks Students to Design 3D Printable Items to Keep Astronauts Healthy on Mars

The team of NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and online educational platform Future Engineers has been a lot of fun to follow over the last year. Their collaborative 3D…

NASA Catalog of 3D Printable Models Continues to Grow, Now Includes Easy to Assemble Model Kits

While NASA is primarily known as the United States civilian government agency that launches spacecraft, explores space and conducts research aboard the International Space Station, they actually wear quite a…

Lunar 3D Printing as Pitstop to Life on Mars

According to the head of the European Space Agency, it will be at least 15 years before we can expect humans aboard a flight to Mars. The US space agency NASA is…

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,…