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NASA Awards Contract to Build 3D Printed Batteries in Space

I was recently playing a game of Trivial Pursuit with my parents, and a question came up that I was sure my husband would know the answer to; so, in…

NASA Lets You 3D Print Your Own Mars Perseverance Rover

After a successful launch on July 30, NASA‘s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect…

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NASA Funds 3D Printing Projects for Upcoming Era of Space Exploration

Driven by Moon exploration, space tourism, spacecraft manufacturing, and orbital infrastructure, space agencies and private companies worldwide have developed ambitious plans for the future of spaceflight. This heightened interest in…

BeeHex Puts 3D Printed Pizza on the Back Burner for Sugr-Bot Bakery

The DIY market is on fire, along with 3D printer sales in international markets like China, as the viral pandemic keeps many at home looking for things to do. Gardening,…

Relativity Secures a New Launch Site in California for 3D Printed Rockets

A new launch site facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California will be Relativity Space‘s latest adoption to its growing portfolio of infrastructure partnerships. With this new addition,…

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3D Printing Extreme Environment Technology for Exploring Venus

As a new era of commercialized space flight begins, NASA and private space companies are rushing to colonize the Moon and Mars for space tourism and exploration. Although this follows…

NASA Wants Aerojet Rocketdyne to Make More Rocket Engines with 3D Printed Parts

On its first launch, NASA‘s uncrewed Space Launch System (SLS) mega-rocket will go on a trip around the Moon as part of the initial test flight for the Artemis 1…

Successful Hot-Fire Test of Metal 3D Printed Fuel Injector from Elementum 3D & Masten Space Systems

Colorado-based AM research and development company Elementum 3D develops and supplies advanced metal, ceramic, and composite materials, and started its partnership with aerospace manufacturing startup Masten Space Systems, in California,…

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Relativity Space Preparing for Next Year’s Rocket Launch with New VP and Verified 3D Printing Tech

In the last few years, there has been excitement for the new race to the moon. But as deadlines for rocket launches and crewed missions get closer, space companies begin…

Artemis Program: Airbus to Build Third Module for Orion Moon Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) continue working together on what is considered a modern-day version of the Apollo program. Better known as…

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Ahead of Historic Demo-2 Astronaut Launch: All SpaceX Has 3D Printed

Overcrowded virtual launch parties and events will help usher in a new era of spaceflight as people gather today to witness NASA‘s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight. The event is a…

NASA Seeks Proposals to Advance AM Techniques for High Temperature Materials

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is seeking proposals from university research teams to develop unique, disruptive, and transformational space technologies that are currently at low technology readiness levels…

Korea Aerospace Research Institute: Trends in 3D Printed Rocket Launchers

Researchers from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute examine the fine details of 3D printing rocket parts, releasing the findings of their study in ‘Technology Trends in Additively Manufactured Small Rocket…

Indianapolis VA Medical Center and NASA To Explore 3D Bioprinting for Healthcare

Exposure to space radiation, gravity fields, contaminated atmospheres, are all part of the hostile environment astronauts encounter beyond Earth’s orbit. As they transition from one gravity field to another, the…

NASA’s Lunar Lander: Tuskegee Will Test AM Parts for the Dynetics Team

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is calling it “the start of the Artemis generation of astronauts.” The Artemis program plans to take the first woman and next man…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2020

We’re starting with business today, before moving on to materials news, in 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar’s senior leadership team is making an investment in the company’s future, and the…

Virgin Orbit’s Kevin Zagorski: “AM is the Future of how Rockets will be Designed and Built”

A rocket launched from Earth needs to reach a speed of at least 7.9 kilometers per second to get to space. That’s 20 times the speed of sound and six…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2020

Starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with some good news, an Irish engineering student wins big in the annual Stratasys Extreme Redesign Challenge. Launcher has reached an agreement with…

Techshot’s Bioprinter Successfully Fabricates Human Menisci in Space

Current Bioprinting in space could become a pathway that guides future decisions for biofabrication on Earth as well as in orbit. Astronauts have already used two bioprinters on the International…

The Countdown to the “Don’t Stop Me Now” Mission Has Begun for Rocket Labs

Space is one of the most attractive frontiers for humans and 2020 has been one of the most exciting years for space exploration. For starters, companies are sending rockets to…

Techshot’s New Projects Will be on the Next SpaceX Mission Launch

2020 is already promising to be a fantastic year for space exploration. The next generation of Artemis explorers can begin applying for the program that will be journeying to the…

Long Beach: The New Site for Relativity Space’s 3D Printed Rockets

Commercial space companies are looking to get their technology to orbit. This decade could mark a big shift in the race for space domination, with a few big names taking…

Improvements to the BioFabrication Facility on the ISS Thanks to Lithoz

Scientific discoveries and research missions beyond Earth’s surface are quickly moving forward. Advancements in the fields of research, space medicine, life, and physical sciences, are taking advantage of the effects…

The Potential of Urea as a Construction Material on the Moon

In the recently published ‘Utilization of urea as an accessible superplasticizer on the moon for lunar geopolymer mixtures,’ researchers come together from around the world to examine new and unusual…