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3D Printing Was the Most Important Technology of 2015

I’m open to the suggestion that I may be a little biased on the subject, but I think this past year no other technology has proven that it will completely…

Historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Landed After Orbital Flight

Private space transport services and aerospace manufacturer SpaceX made history on Monday, December 21 when they launched their two-stage Falcon 9 rocket into space, and then successfully returned the rocket’s…

To Mars and Beyond: How RedWorks is Going to Help NASA Colonize Space

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

Ready for Blast Off? SpaceX 3D Printed SuperDraco Thrusters Prove Themselves Further at Texas Rocket Facility

As most of us are aware by now, upon reading multitudes of headlines and watching a myriad of news clips, Elon Musk is a fan of 3D printing. Not only…

A Pair of Korean Satellites to Include Largest 3D Printed Parts Ever Made in Europe

So far 2015 has been the year of 3D printed metal components in space, first SpaceX and NASA started testing them for rocket engines and now two Korean satellites will…

MIT Technology Review: Voxel8 & 3D Systems Make the Cut in List of ‘50 Smartest Companies’

In our line of work, the MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies is one of those delicious lists we get to take a little breather for, to immerse ourselves in,…

SpaceX Sends Dragon Crew Spacecraft, Featuring 3D Printed Thrusters, to 5,000 Feet

We’ve been following SpaceX and the Dragon supply ship missions, spellbound, as the craft was spacebound to the International Space Station and back throughout the past months, catching the attention…

SpaceX Launches First-ever Turkmenistan Satellite into Orbit, Bears 3D Printed Strut

The true generosity of Turkmenistan toward their people in terms of launching a new satellite system for ‘helping’ with entertainment and news is rather dubious, coming from a draconian isolationist government that…

Stratasys 3D Printers Helping to Launch Rockets into Space

One of my favorite aspects of writing about technology like 3D printing is watching how many different types of industries find uses for it. Over the years I’ve seen 3D printers…

SpaceX’s Dragon Returns to Earth with 3D Printed Objects Made on the ISS

On January 10th, the Dragon launched into the sky. After 29 operational days, it plunged back to Earth, landing with a splash last night. The Dragon in question, of course,…

An Overview of All 25 Parts NASA & Made In Space Have 3D Printed in Space

It’s hard to believe that months have already gone by since we experienced all the excitement, news, and chatter regarding the first 3D printer being sent into space. As the SpaceX…

Venture Capitalist 3D Prints a Rocket Faster Than the Speed of Sound for Under $2

Steve Jurvetson is a man of many facets – and he can 3D print a rocket that achieves Mach 1.8 (that’s 1,363 mph) in 2.6 seconds and reach an altitude…

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…

SpaceX Reveals That They 3D Printed One of The Main Oxidizer Valves in January’s Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Elon Musk; some call him the Thomas Edison of our time, while others compare him to Tony Stark from Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. even used Musk as his inspiration…