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Simulation Complete: Pioneer Crew Wraps Up Year-Long Mission in 3D Printed Mars Habitat

After 378 days of living in a Mars-like 3D printed habitat, NASA’s Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) crew emerged on July 6, 2024, bringing with them vital insights…

The US Air Force: Kings of 3D Printing

The US Air Force is currently one of the largest funding bodies in 3D printing. The amount of work that the Air Force is doing in 3D printing is simply…

2024 NASA Grants Feature Top 3D Printing Tech

NASA has again proven its commitment to innovation by awarding nearly 250 small business teams funding to develop cutting-edge technologies. This year’s Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Holography in Space & Fyous Reusable Molds

Fyous, founded by Joshua Shires and Thomas Bloomfield has developed PolyMorphic molding where 28,000 pins can be reset to make new molds. This dynamic molding technology could accelerate time to…

Why Do We Have to Pretend We’re Going to 3D Print Homes on Mars?

Maybe someday we’ll 3D print houses on Mars. But how much effort and time would it take to get there? And, is it even a good goal? Recently, at AI…

UW-Madison Engineers 3D Print RAM Devices in Zero Gravity with NASA Funding

Engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) 3D printed RAM (Random Access Memory) device units in zero gravity to show that electronic components can be produced in space. This capability…

3D Printing Financials: Protolabs’ Q1 3D Printing Revenue is Flat, Company Advances in Technology Push

Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) has kicked off 2024 with a mild boost in revenue, revealing how the Minnesota-based company manages to adapt and thrive even in uncertain market conditions. While the…

NASA Backs Project for 3D Printing Space Sensors

NASA granted $300,000 to Florida State University (FSU) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) to pioneer a project using 3D printing to develop cutting-edge sensors capable of withstanding the…

Further Understanding of 3D Printing Design at ADDITIV Design World

ADDITIV is back once again! This time, the virtual platform for additive manufacturing will be holding the first-ever edition of ADDITIV Design World on May 23rd from 9:00 AM –…

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Martians Wanted: NASA Seeks Volunteers for Second Mission in 3D Printed Mars Habitat

Who needs a road trip when you can join NASA on a year-long Martian staycation? Once again, NASA’s making it (almost) possible to spend your days on Mars, inviting applicants…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: February 18, 2024

Kicking things off in this week’s 3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup, SPE’s International Polyolefins Conference is taking place in Texas, while the WAMSymposium will be held in Florida and…

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What Do JPL’s Layoffs Mean for the Space 3D Printing Segment?

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), known for some of the most exciting work in the space sector, announced that it was laying off eight percent of its workforce, 530 of…

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Advancing Space Applications with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been used on spacecraft since the early 2010s, one early example being the NASA Juno Spacecraft, which launched in August 2011. AM is beneficial for spacecraft…

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How implicit modeling, generative design, and AI are solving the toughest engineering challenges

In 2024, I’m most excited for engineers to deliver a new generation of parts leading to massively improved products enabled by advanced design software and additive manufacturing. In order to…

Baking up an Additive Manufacturing Delicacy

Baking is my favorite hobby, and it’s a lot more like engineering than you think. Baking requires both meticulous planning and process control – a journey where the end result…

Peregrine Lander Mission: Launch, Setback, and 3D Printing in Space’s Trial and Error

Half a century after the last American lunar landing, Astrobotic‘s Peregrine Mission One, the United States’ latest venture to the Moon, successfully launched on January 8, 2024, aboard a United…

2023’s Top 5 Space 3D Printing Stories

In 2024, space exploration will reach new heights with a significant focus on lunar missions. The year will see the highly anticipated Artemis II mission, a milestone in NASA’s Artemis…

NASA and LSU to Mooncast Future with Sulfur and Regolith 3D Printing

With the return to the Moon on the horizon, Louisiana State University (LSU) and NASA are joining forces in a new project that aims to use lunar materials for robotic…

3D Printed Roo-ver Could Transport Moon Dust for Next Rover Mission

One of Australia’s two competing teams in the race to build a lunar rover has unveiled a first prototype. Dubbed the “Roo-ver,” this rover has been designed for a future…

Two Cutting-Edge 3D Printing Projects to Launch to the ISS in January 2024

Once again, the International Space Station (ISS) is set to receive 3D printed experiments on its upcoming resupply mission, an indication of the growing role of this technology in space…

NASA’s Expedition 69 Crew Discusses 3D Printed Meniscus in Space

At the Dubai Future Forum 2023, the crew of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission, Expedition 69, shed light on various facets of their 186-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS)….

NASA’s Next-Gen 3D Printed Rocket Nozzle Utilizes New High-temp Aluminum

In a recent technological breakthrough, NASA has successfully built and tested a lightweight aluminum rocket engine nozzle using 3D printing, positioning deep space missions to carry heavier payloads. This new…

Daring AM: Michelin’s 3D Printed Lunar Wheel Debuts at Paris’ Space Mission Exhibit

Innovation meets tradition as Michelin (ENXTPA: ML) exhibits its latest lunar wheel at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie museum in Paris, setting a new standard in tire technology….

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Intuitive Machines Debuts $40M Hub for Lunar Ambitions and 3D Printing Tech

Best known for its pioneering work in lunar exploration and its development of the Nova-C lunar lander, Intuitive Machines (Nasdaq: LUNR) has marked yet another significant milestone. The leading space…