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NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon & Other Planets Using In-situ Materials and a Really Hot Laser

Recently, we have been hearing of the multiple methods that 3D printing will provide for the construction of buildings and other large structures outside of the earth’s atmosphere. 3D printing (also…

One of the Next Useful Objects 3D Printed in Space Will Be a Buckle!

Monday, November 24, 2014 will stand out as an historic day in human technological advancement and, specifically, progress in 3D printing technology. That day, astronauts on the International Space Station…

NCSU 3D Prints Commemorative Coin for Orion Space Mission, Celebrates Alumna Chosen by NASA

While North Carolina State University is known as a powerful educator regarding a number of disciplines, it’s most likely that in one stroll down Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street, you are rubbing…

Students Submit Incredible 3D Printed Designs for Astronauts in Space

Space travel is such a fascinating concept to grasp. Ever since man stepped foot on the moon back in 1969, there has been growing talk of what the next human…

First Ever Functioning 3D Printed Object Has Been Fabricated in Space by NASA & Made In Space

One of the more fascinating applications for 3D printing is the fabrication of object in Space. NASA, as well as the European Space Industry, and several private companies, are working diligently…

5 Potential Future Applications of 3D Printing Within the Aerospace Industry

Like many industries, the aerospace industry is increasingly adopting 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies to develop aircraft parts in the pursuit of trimming down manufacturing costs. As a matter…

3D Printing Technology Plays a Part in the COSMIC-2 Satellite Mission with 3D Printed Antenna Arrays

As enthusiastic and persistent as humans are about the exploration of space, it is a hostile environment. When we send anything to space, the first question, of course, is how to…

European Space Agency Releases Data-Set so You Can Print Your Own Comet 67P

Most people can’t resist the pull of space exploration, although most of us are content to be armchair astronauts. New discoveries in outer space inspire our imaginations and the greater…

10 Recent Ways 3D Printing is Changing the World – Fall 2014 Edition

“And in today already walks tomorrow.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge One of the most exciting aspects of the additive manufacturing industry is that right now it has nowhere to go…

Scientists Provide 3D Prints of Hubble Telescope Images to Visually Impaired

With decades of research and design invested into the Hubble Telescope, which was finally launched in 1990, most of us have been able to reap the rewards of seeing the…

Dragon Hatch is Open! First 3D Printer in Space Has Just Docked at The ISS

…. Tweeted just moments ago by Mike Chen, Co-Founder of Made In Space: “The Dragon hatch is open. This marks the first moment when the ISS crew could access the @MadeInSpace…

Students Can Now Design Space Tools to be 3D Printed And Used in Outer Space

With the launch of Space X, a 3D printer has been sent to the International Space Station for the fabrication of various objects in outer space. When the 3D printer,…

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…

3D Systems Expands Their Presence in The Aerospace Industry With 2 New Acquisitions

One of the primary beneficiaries, thus far from additive manufacturing, has been that of the aerospace industry. The ability for companies to manufacture incredibly complex parts, reduce the weight of…

NASA to 3D Print An Entire Space Telescope, Minus the Lenses

NASA has been at the forefront of additive manufacturing technologies for some time now. They already have plans to send a 3D printer to the International Space Station later this…

MakerBot & NASA’s Mars Challenge, Sees Some Incredible 3D Printable Martian Base Designs

One day in the not too distant future, NASA could send the first human beings to Mars. In doing so, they will need shelter from the harsh elements, such as…

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…

National Research Council Releases Study on the Potential of 3D Printing in Space

A new report released this week by the National Research Council says that 3D printing might enhance U.S. missions to outer space in the future, but not significantly at this time….

3D Printing Technology Reveals New Aspects About the Energetic Explosions of Stars

Somewhere around 5,500 BC, the binary star system Eta Carinae experienced a massive eruption, shooting material at least ten times the mass of the sun, and possibly as much as…

3D-Printed Watch Designers Have Eyes On Space Exploration

For decades, luxury watchmaker Omega has had the distinction of being the only manufacturer with a timepiece – the iconic SpeedMaster – that has been certified by NASA for use…

Made In Space to Send 3D Printer to Space Station Ahead of Schedule

A little over fifty years ago, the world was amazed as human beings began trekking into outer space. Here we are in 2014 and the fascination of space has not…

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…

U.S. Army, NASA and Alabama University Team up to Explore the “Game-Changer” of 3D Printing

The U.S. Army and NASA have joined forces with Alabama University to explore the potential of additive manufacturing for use in defense and space exploration. The U.S. Army Aviation and…

NASA Selects ‘Made In Space’ to Produce In-orbit Plastic Recycling System for 3D Printer Filament

The ability to 3D print objects in space has been one of NASA’s major goals in the last few years.  In fact NASA is in the midst of working on…