Tethers Unlimited

NASA Awards Grant to Tethers Unlimited for Microgravity 3D Printer/Filament Recycler

NASA Awards Grant to Tethers Unlimited for Microgravity 3D Printer/Filament Recycler

Two of my favorite things to write about are outer space and recycling – so imagine how excited I am about recycling in outer space. Last year, we wrote about a company called Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI), a Washington-based technology firm that was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NASA to further develop their […]

Two of my favorite things to write about are outer space and recycling – so imagine how excited I am about recycling in outer space. Last year, we wrote about a company called Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI), a Washington-based technology firm that was awarded...
Tethers Unlimited Wins NASA Grant to Convert Plastic Waste to 3D Printer Filament In Space

Tethers Unlimited Wins NASA Grant to Convert Plastic Waste to 3D Printer Filament In Space

NASA has selected the Tethers Unlimited, Inc. Positrusion Recycler for use on the International Space Station and awarded a Phase II SBIR to the company for their patent-pending technology which will turn plastic waste into 3D printer filament for in-space manufacturing of tools, replacement parts, and various satellite components. This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program […]

NASA has selected the Tethers Unlimited, Inc. Positrusion Recycler for use on the International Space Station and awarded a Phase II SBIR to the company for their patent-pending technology which will turn plastic waste into 3D printer filament for in-space...
Japanese Breakthrough & 3D Printing Could Make Wireless Transmission of Solar Energy a Reality

Japanese Breakthrough & 3D Printing Could Make Wireless Transmission of Solar Energy a Reality

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) say they were able to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of solar-generated power using microwaves sent to a receiver more than 180 feet from the power source, and in conjunction with 3D printing, the technology might one day be used to drive vehicles or “factories” in space. During the late […]

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) say they were able to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of solar-generated power using microwaves sent to a receiver more than 180 feet from the power source, and in conjunction with 3D printing, the technology might...
Build Giant Objects in Space With the Help of 3D Printing — Introducing The Trusselator

Build Giant Objects in Space With the Help of 3D Printing — Introducing The Trusselator

The Trusselator is aimed at creating, through the use of in-space additive manufacturing, a series of high-performance trusses to handle large solar arrays and antennas, and NASA says Tethers Unlimited has been awarded $750,000 to continue development of the technology. The funds will come from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program and the NASA Small […]

The Trusselator is aimed at creating, through the use of in-space additive manufacturing, a series of high-performance trusses to handle large solar arrays and antennas, and NASA says Tethers Unlimited has been awarded $750,000 to continue development of the...
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