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3D Printing of Pizza and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Pizza and R&D Tax Credits

Craving a slice of pizza? Well if not yet, you surely will have a craving by the end of this article. Kevin Drake, who bakes pizza at the University of Indiana’s dining court, says that pizza is American comfort food. Many commercial kitchens, chefs, scientists, and culinary professionals have become creative and begun designing and […]

Craving a slice of pizza? Well if not yet, you surely will have a craving by the end of this article. Kevin Drake, who bakes pizza at the University of Indiana’s dining court, says that pizza is American comfort food. Many commercial kitchens, chefs, scientists, and...
Stratasys, PADT, Lockheed Martin 3D Printing 100+ Final Parts for NASA Orion Spacecraft

Stratasys, PADT, Lockheed Martin 3D Printing 100+ Final Parts for NASA Orion Spacecraft

The future of human exploration in outer space depends on our ability to successfully manufacture necessary items in zero gravity conditions, which is why scientists and engineers have been calling on the power of 3D printing to help us travel the stars more safely and efficiently. NASA has spent years developing its Orion deep-space crew […]

The future of human exploration in outer space depends on our ability to successfully manufacture necessary items in zero gravity conditions, which is why scientists and engineers have been calling on the power of 3D printing to help us travel the stars more safely...
Cornell University Prepares Two 3D Printed CubeSats for Launch as Part of NASA Initiative

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 on the list is the CubeSat. Invented in 1999 by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Stanford University’s Space Systems Development Lab, the small […]

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 on the list is the CubeSat. Invented in 1999 by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo...
NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

From saving lives with weather stations and collecting weather data to studying hail and delivering accurate forecasts, 3D printing and 3D technologies have often been used for applications in weather research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our planet are experiencing change that could have widespread and potentially devastating impacts. To prepare, NASA is […]

From saving lives with weather stations and collecting weather data to studying hail and delivering accurate forecasts, 3D printing and 3D technologies have often been used for applications in weather research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our...
3D Printed Rocket Thrusters Could Change Small Spacecraft Industry

3D Printed Rocket Thrusters Could Change Small Spacecraft Industry

3D printing has made a place for itself firmly in the center of the aerospace industry, with the technology being used to fabricate rocket engines and components, satellites and more. Even fuel itself can be 3D printed, and that’s what graduate students at Utah State University did recently with an experiment that was sent into space […]

3D printing has made a place for itself firmly in the center of the aerospace industry, with the technology being used to fabricate rocket engines and components, satellites and more. Even fuel itself can be 3D printed, and that’s what graduate students at Utah...
NASA Develops New 3D Printing Method for Fabricating Rocket Engine Nozzles

NASA Develops New 3D Printing Method for Fabricating Rocket Engine Nozzles

Rocket engine nozzles are complex and expensive to manufacture, due to the fact that they operate in extreme temperatures and pressures from the combustion process. Additive manufacturing, however, like with so many other aerospace components, can cut down on some of the cost and time involved in manufacturing the nozzles, as a team of engineers […]

Rocket engine nozzles are complex and expensive to manufacture, due to the fact that they operate in extreme temperatures and pressures from the combustion process. Additive manufacturing, however, like with so many other aerospace components, can cut down on some of...
ASTM International Selects EWI, Auburn University-NASA as Partners for Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

ASTM International Selects EWI, Auburn University-NASA as Partners for Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Toward the end of last year, international standards organization ASTM International announced that it was seeking partners for the creation of an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence. The organization put out a call for proposals from those interested in collaboration, and stated that it would choose two winners from the pool of applicants. Today, ASTM announced […]

Toward the end of last year, international standards organization ASTM International announced that it was seeking partners for the creation of an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence. The organization put out a call for proposals from those interested in...
NASA Fires Up RS-25 Engines with 3D Printed Components to Highest Power Level

NASA Fires Up RS-25 Engines with 3D Printed Components to Highest Power Level

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have been working together for several years now to make RS-25 engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. Numerous updates have kept us intrigued, along with December’s eighth and final hot-fire test. While the RS-25 was already extremely powerful, engineers have made some high-tech modifications to the engine for […]

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have been working together for several years now to make RS-25 engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. Numerous updates have kept us intrigued, along with December’s eighth and final hot-fire test. While the RS-25...
Zortrax 3D Printers Crucial to the Success of NASA Engineers in Creating Tools

Zortrax 3D Printers Crucial to the Success of NASA Engineers in Creating Tools

NASA has been making use of 3D printing long before the general public even knew it existed. As the technology has made its way into the mainstream, however, NASA keeps making one headline after another regarding their uses for 3D printing—whether they are industrial, creative, or being encouraged on the university level for futuristic innovation. […]

NASA has been making use of 3D printing long before the general public even knew it existed. As the technology has made its way into the mainstream, however, NASA keeps making one headline after another regarding their uses for 3D printing—whether they are industrial,...
3D Printing Can Help Astronauts Study Their Own Blood Samples In Space

3D Printing Can Help Astronauts Study Their Own Blood Samples In Space

Let’s say you go to your annual physical, and the doctor wants you to get a blood sample. No problem, right? It’s easy to take care of here on Earth, but if we end up living among the stars someday in deep space, this might end up being a pretty difficult task to complete. We […]

Let’s say you go to your annual physical, and the doctor wants you to get a blood sample. No problem, right? It’s easy to take care of here on Earth, but if we end up living among the stars someday in deep space, this might end up being a pretty difficult...
Students 3D Print CubeSats in Hopes of NASA Launch

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 were destroyed. In addition to the human toll, many trees were lost from the state’s forests. Now a group of students wants to monitor those […]

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 were destroyed. In addition to the human toll, many trees were lost from the...
Saving the Planet and Its People with 3D Printing in 2017

Saving the Planet and Its People with 3D Printing in 2017

With each year that goes by, it gets more and more important to do whatever we can to help our environment, save wildlife and prevent climate change, not to mention helping our fellow human beings. As we’ve seen over the years, there are plenty of ways that 3D printing can be used to help the […]

With each year that goes by, it gets more and more important to do whatever we can to help our environment, save wildlife and prevent climate change, not to mention helping our fellow human beings. As we’ve seen over the years, there are plenty of ways that 3D...
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne Complete Successful Hot-Fire Test of RS-25 Engine, Containing Its Largest 3D Printed Component Yet

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne Complete Successful Hot-Fire Test of RS-25 Engine, Containing Its Largest 3D Printed Component Yet

Two years ago, NASA awarded aerospace and defense company Aerojet Rocketdyne a $1.6 billion contract to supply the agency with its RS-25 rocket engines until 2024, which will be used to power NASA’s powerful Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. The ultimate goal for the SLS is to bring a crew to the surface of Mars […]

Two years ago, NASA awarded aerospace and defense company Aerojet Rocketdyne a $1.6 billion contract to supply the agency with its RS-25 rocket engines until 2024, which will be used to power NASA’s powerful Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket....
Metal 3D Printing in the Aerospace Industry -- A Few Questions For: Formalloy

Metal 3D Printing in the Aerospace Industry -- A Few Questions For: Formalloy

Last month, the agenda was announced for next week’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego event, hosted by global events producer Rising Media. It will be held at the San Diego Convention Center this coming Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. Included in the event’s long list of speakers is Melanie Lang, the Co-Founder and […]

Last month, the agenda was announced for next week’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego event, hosted by global events producer Rising Media. It will be held at the San Diego Convention Center this coming Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. Included in the...
3D Printed MakerSat Gets Ready to Test 3D Printing Materials in Space

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 go into space. The students and teachers from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and Caldwell High School spent a tremendous amount of time and effort building MakerSat, […]

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 go into space. The students and teachers from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU)...
Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at last year’s RAPID and Inside 3D Printing San Diego events, the company received an award as part of […]

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at...
Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when there’s an explosion. So, they turned to 3D printing technology to get an up close and personal […]

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when...
NASA Uses Hybrid Process to 3D Print Rocket Engine Igniter From Two Different Metals

NASA Uses Hybrid Process to 3D Print Rocket Engine Igniter From Two Different Metals

Whenever NASA comes up, it’s a pretty good bet that something exciting is happening. The space agency has been doing some amazing work with 3D printing, including building an entirely 3D printed rocket engine, which they’ve been testing as it gets closer and closer to completion. There are a lot of complex parts that make up […]

Whenever NASA comes up, it’s a pretty good bet that something exciting is happening. The space agency has been doing some amazing work with 3D printing, including building an entirely 3D printed rocket engine, which they’ve been testing as it gets closer...
The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

In 2015, NASA awarded Washington-based technology firm Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing its Positrusion Recycler, which recycles plastic waste into 3D printable filament, for use aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA was pleased with the direction the technology was going, and last summer gave a […]

In 2015, NASA awarded Washington-based technology firm Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing its Positrusion Recycler, which recycles plastic waste into 3D printable filament, for use aboard the...
Branch Technology and Foster + Partners Take First Place Again in Latest Round of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Branch Technology and Foster + Partners Take First Place Again in Latest Round of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

It’s an amazing thought that many people alive on Earth today might, in their lifetimes, see humans landing on – and even living on – Mars. It’s even more likely that we’ll see people living and working long-term on the moon before that. And when either of those days come, it’s extremely likely that people […]

It’s an amazing thought that many people alive on Earth today might, in their lifetimes, see humans landing on – and even living on – Mars. It’s even more likely that we’ll see people living and working long-term on the moon before that....
US Army 3D Prints Barracks From Locally Sourced Concrete

US Army 3D Prints Barracks From Locally Sourced Concrete

We’ve been hearing a lot about the US military’s use of 3D printing lately. The Army just released a new report on its use of 3D printing, and just today we learned about the Marine Corps’ research into portable 3D printing labs. Now, a three-year Army program has resulted in a 3D printed barracks, also known […]

We’ve been hearing a lot about the US military’s use of 3D printing lately. The Army just released a new report on its use of 3D printing, and just today we learned about the Marine Corps’ research into portable 3D printing labs. Now, a three-year...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical manufacturer has acquired an extensive patent portfolio for 3D printed expandable spinal fusion cages. An Australian cyclist […]

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical...
Russian Cosmonauts Deploy Satellite with 3D Printed Casing During Livestreamed Spacewalk

Russian Cosmonauts Deploy Satellite with 3D Printed Casing During Livestreamed Spacewalk

We bring you news from the International Space Station (ISS) today, as two Russian cosmonauts stepped into outer space this morning to begin a planned six-hour spacewalk, also known as an EVA (extravehicular activity). According to NASA, Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy and Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, both with Russian space agency Roscosmos, left the Pirs airlock at […]

We bring you news from the International Space Station (ISS) today, as two Russian cosmonauts stepped into outer space this morning to begin a planned six-hour spacewalk, also known as an EVA (extravehicular activity). According to NASA, Flight Engineer Sergey...
3D Printing to Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse

3D Printing to Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse

In case you had somehow missed the reports that have been flooding the news and social media all over the United States, the solar eclipse that’s happening this Monday, August 21st, will be observable within a band across 2,400 miles of the US. The 12 million people who live in the path of totality, and […]

In case you had somehow missed the reports that have been flooding the news and social media all over the United States, the solar eclipse that’s happening this Monday, August 21st, will be observable within a band across 2,400 miles of the US. The 12 million...
Made In Space Announces That Final 3D Printed Test Shield for Radiation Experiments Aboard the BEAM Is Complete

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 compact during travel, but filled with air and expanded upon docking with the ISS to give the astronauts a habitat to work and live in […]

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 compact during travel, but filled with air...
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