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Where Have All AM’s Unicorns Gone?

In the rapidly evolving world of 3D printing, startups valued at over a billion dollars, known as unicorns, once seemed as fantastical as the mythical creatures themselves. While a few…

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How My Childhood Fascination with Planes Led to Investing in 3D Printing

My fascination with aerospace started young, and I started studying planes–identifying them in the sky and learning everything I could about how they work.  Fast forward to my first week…

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…

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Data Shows 2023 Funding for Space 3D Printing Climbs after Slow 2022

In space technology, there is a powerful revival taking place, fueled by innovation, advanced tools, and, most crucially, funding. Entering the second half of 2023, 3DPrint.com is examining the financial…

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Relativity Space Co-founder Jordan Noone on What it Takes to Run a VC Firm

What does it take to build a space company from the ground up? Jordan Noone, co-founder and former chief technology officer (CTO) of Relativity Space, has some idea. At 22,…

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Relativity Space Pivots: The Terran 1 3D Printed Rocket is Dead. Long Live Terran R

It was the beginning of the 3D printed rocket era. With Terran 1’s ascension to orbit, Relativity Space was finally ready to leave its mark on the coveted space technology…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Failure to Ignite, Synchrotrons and Connectors

Relativity Space‘s rocket did launch after two failed attempts but the second stage failed to ignite. This is a terrible event in 3D printing. It makes us all look bad and…

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3D Printed Rocket from Relativity Space Successfully Lifts Entire AM Industry

On March 22, 2023 at 11:25 p.m. EST, Relativity Space successfully launched the world’s first 3D printed rocket, as a part of a flight test the company named “Good Luck,…

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Daring AM: Why Is Relativity Space’s 3D Printed Rocket Still Grounded?

Launching the world’s first 3D printed rocket was not going to be so easy. So, when Relativity Space announced that it’s 85% additively manufactured Terran 1 launch vehicle was ready…

Relativity Space’s 3D Printed Rocket Launch Called Off

Relativity Space’s highly awaited blast of its 3D printed rocket was scrubbed. An issue with the temperature of the propellants on the rocket’s second stage meant the launch was called…

Sheet Metal Startup Hires 3D Printing Vets from Carbon and Relativity Space

Additive manufacturing (AM) can only take you so far, which means there will be plenty of room for other digital production technologies alongside it as automation progresses. Among these complementary…

NASA’s Breakthrough 2022: Artemis, 3D Printed Spacesuits and New Metal Alloys

With a dedicated multitude of followers worldwide and hundreds of thousands of people flocking to the Space Coast to see Artemis I launch on a 26-day mission around the Moon,…

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Startup Accelerator: The 10 Most Active VCs in 3D Printing

The startup scene in 3D printing may be small compared to tech at large, but, as additive manufacturing (AM) increases in quality and importance, the number of firms to enter…

Relativity Space’s New Horizontal Stargate 3D Printer Featured 55X Build Volume

Designed to redefine rocket manufacturing, the latest iteration of Relativity Space‘s proprietary additive manufacturing platform is the largest in the world. The company estimates that its Stargate Fourth Generation metal…

Relativity Space’s Gets 150 Acre Expansion at NASA Stennis for 3D Printed Aeon R Engines

A new 150-acre expansion at Relativity Space‘s facilities in NASA Stennis Space Center could give the rocket manufacturer a momentous opportunity to disrupt a multi-billion dollar private space industry. With…

Relativity Space 3D Printed Rocket to Launch First Commercial Mars Lander

As Los Angeles rocket 3D printing startup Relativity Space works towards the first launch of its Terran 1 small-lift launch vehicle, it also revealed that its Terran R fully reusable,…

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Raising Capital: 3D Printing CEOs on Getting Funding without Going Public – Part II

In the realm of 3D printing startups, finding the right investors, tracking down capital sources, and generating demand for a product can make or break the future of a business….

OneWeb Satellites to Launch on Relativity Space’s 3D Printed Rocket in $1.2B Contract

Disruptive rocket manufacturer Relativity Space has signed a multi-year agreement with broadband constellation company OneWeb to launch its low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites starting in 2025. As part of the…

Relativity Space Braces for 2022 Demo Launch of 3D Printed Rocket Terran 1

Los Angeles 3D printed rocket company Relativity Space is getting closer to a Summer launch as promised by its VP of Business Development Joshua Brost during this year’s Additive Manufacturing…

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12 Companies Launched by Space 3D Printing Under New NASA Contract

NASA has selected 12 companies to provide commercial launch services for the agency’s Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) missions, with contracts totaling $300 million. The list includes big-league…

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Exec Leaves Microsoft for Rocket 3D Printing at Relativity Space

Relativity Space, the Los Angeles-based startup specializing in additive manufacturing (AM) rocket parts, has announced the hiring of (now former) Microsoft executive Scott Van Vliet to run its software engineering…

2022 Predictions: 3D Printing is Transforming the Aerospace and Space Industry

Advances in 3D printing are driving current trends in real solutions for real-world applications in aerospace and space manufacturing. Although the airline and aerospace industries were among the first to…

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Relativity Space Founder Backs 3D Printing Startup Chromatic in $5M Round

Minnesota-based 3D printing technology and materials startup Chromatic 3D Materials has secured $5 million in a new funding round led by Embedded Ventures, a new venture capital firm investing in…

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Relativity Space’s Terran 1 3D Printed Rocket Completes First Stage Test Milestone

Tim Ellis and Jordan Noon’s groundbreaking business Relativity Space has hit a major milestone with the complete testing of the first stage of its fully 3D printed Terran 1 rocket….