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Zero 2 Infinity Gets Ready to Blast Off with 3D Printed Rocket Engine

3D printing and other advanced technologies are making many things more accessible, and one of those is outer space. Companies such as Zero 2 Infinity are offering average people the opportunity…

Partially 3D Printed Rocket Lab Electron Vehicle Successfully Reaches Orbit and Deploys Payloads

For as long as humans have been self aware, they have been pondering the future. The visions generally seem to run along one of two tracks. The first is a…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a…

Middle School Students Design and 3D Print Container to Hold EIS Academy Experiments During Suborbital Rocket Launch

Classroom experiments are usually pretty interesting, and even fun…unless you’re dissecting a rat in biology class, of course (that was not a fun day for me, or the rat). A…

Exploring Psyche: Arizona State University 3D Prints a Distant Asteroid

Do you remember where you were when Pluto was stripped of its planet status? I…don’t, but I do remember feeling shocked, hurt, and betrayed on behalf of the icy little…

Russian Space Agency Roscosmos Developing Experiment to 3D Print Living Tissue on the International Space Station

Space, the final frontier…and another venue, with a great view, for 3D printing! It’s been over two years since the first functioning 3D printed object was fabricated in space, and…

How a NASA Supplier & Thermoplastic Firm’s Material Allow 3D Printing in Space

Braskem, one of the largest thermoplastic resin producers in the Americas, entered into a strategic partnership with official NASA supplier Made In Space to develop a material called “I’m Green…

3D Printable Alpha Vector Ship from No Man’s Sky Video Game on MyMiniFactory is the Best of Both Worlds

With all the craziness going on in the world today, it is easy to forget the things that really matter. Small acts of kindness, reaching out to loved ones and…

New Worlds Seeks Presentations for the Space Settlement Symposium 2016

Space may be the final frontier, but it is swiftly opening up with the advent 3D printed rockets, satellites and other aerospace systems. We’ve previously reported on putting a 3D…

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Seeks Submissions for Visionary Concepts

On Sunday, I attended Star Trek: Mission New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. One of the many celebratory events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the seminal science fiction…

Lunar 3D Printing as Pitstop to Life on Mars

According to the head of the European Space Agency, it will be at least 15 years before we can expect humans aboard a flight to Mars. The US space agency NASA is…

3D Printed Claw Device Takes Inspiration from Pacific Sea Urchins

As with most politically aware, socially conscious citizens of the world, you have probably caught yourself wondering: “I know that sea urchins are nice and all…but what have they done…

Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches with Multiple Components 3D Printed by Stratasys

3D printed parts have been finding themselves in rockets and spacecraft for a few years now, but typically it was a single, experimental part, usually printed in metal. However, using…

Stratasys Custom Creates New ESD PEKK 3D Printing Material for Use in Space

Until they purchased MakerBot, global 3D printing company Stratasys was primarily known for their industrial or professional grade 3D printers. While the company has been seemingly focusing a lot of…

Mars Habitat Designers RedWorks Will Test Earth-Based Manufacturing Products in 2016

Last May NASA launched their Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge that asked teams of designers, artists, engineers, rocket scientists and 3D printing technology experts from all over the world to…

European Space Agency Releases New 3D Images of Comet 67P

I remember the first time I saw a comet. People had been talking about the upcoming appearance of the comet Hale-Bopp for days; it was expected to be the brightest,…

SilverMoonshot is Out of This World: First 3D Printed Silver Shot Glass

I know a lot of people who collect shot glasses. Some of them pick up a new one every time they go on vacation, and end up with towers of…

New 3D Printed Whiskey Space Glass Allows Astronauts to Catch a Buzz

Is it time to get your whiskey buzz on in space? Not quite. But there are people at whiskey maker Ballantine’s and at the Open Space Agency working hard to see that if the…

SpaceVR’s Virtual Reality Space Experience To Be Enabled By In-space 3D Printed Camera Casing

It’s an interesting bit of information. Of the 108 billion people who’ve ever lived, only 536 have ever seen the the Earth from space in person and in real-time. As…

Smithsonian to Preserve and Make Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 NASA Space Suit 3D Printable

If you are my parents’ age and a citizen of the United States then it’s very likely that one of your most memorable national news stories was that of NASA’s Apollo…

You Can Now 3D Print the New Horizons Image of Pluto

It’s pretty rough being the celestial body known as Pluto, or as I like to call him, P-Dawg (okay, I don’t call Pluto that). Over the years, Pluto has been…

Pluto Flyby: Formlabs Engineer 3D Prints Replica of NASA’s New Horizons Space Probe

“Space: the final frontier.” For now at least, and likely for decades, if not centuries to come, this phrase may be better stated as “Pluto, the final frontier.” Pluto, which…

Helping the Skylon Spaceplane Reach Orbit with a 3D Printed Injector Mechanism

Most people associate commercialized space travel with SpaceX, but Elon Musk’s headline grabbing company is far from the only game in town, nor are they the first. Since 1989 the…

3D Printed Monolithic Ceramic Thruster for Rocket Engine Survives Hot Fire Testing

Space and advanced technology certainly go hand-in-hand, and additive manufacturing is certainly taking its place among the stars. Well–at least near-space. We’ve seen developments in AM techniques lead to prototypes…