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6K Additive Makes Some Big Moves

6K Additive has commissioned their first units and at the same time has landed a sustainable client.


Is It Possible To 3D Print Spacecraft?

It has now been demonstrated it’s possible to 3D print spacecraft parts in thermoplastic thanks to an experiment by CRP Technology.


The Importance and Potential of 3D Printing

3D printing has the potential to transform numerous industries. From medicine to automotive, many sectors have felt the benefits of this technology and what it can do.

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GE Additive Goes Down Under

Focus is on Australia as GE Additive has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New South Wales Government to bring industrial 3D printing capabilities to the new Aerotropolis project.

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Design of the Week: TelescopePrime

Want a 3D printed telescope? The TelescopePrime project is parametric, inexpensive, powered by Raspberry Pi and can take pictures of the universe.

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Design of the Week: One Small Step

Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11? Consider 3D printing this amazing 3D model of an actual footprint on the moon made by Buzz Aldrin in 1969.



Many months ago we reported that BEEVERYCREATIVE was developing a 3D printer for use in outer space.


Book of the Week: Aurora

This week’s selection is the very entertaining Aurora, by noted Science Fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson.


The Tiny Lunar 3D Printers of the Future

I’m watching an interesting TEDx video on interplanetary architecture and realized something applicable to Earth-bound 3D printing. 


GKN Launches into Aerospace 3D Printing

Although GE Additive may have become the star of metal 3D printing in the aerospace sector, British aerospace and automotive manufacturer GKN may have produced the most 3D printing-related aerospace news at the Paris Airshow last month.


A New Type of 3D Print Application?

I’m reading a release from ESA, the European Space Agency, who seem to have found a new way to use 3D prints. 


3D Printing: The Key to the Solar System

A new paper from NASA proposes how to leverage 3D printing and robotics technologies to literally take over the solar system. 


3D Printing Can Enable Amazing Things

Some say 3D printing is not useful and is dying, but in fact our world is being slowly changed in fundamental ways behind the scenes.


Juno’s 3D-Printed Parts Survive Trip to Jupiter

After a five-year journey, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has arrived at its destination: the orbit of Jupiter, where it will collect data about the solar system’s largest planet. 

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