NASA announced a new call for volunteers to live in a 3D printed Mars habitat.
This week’s selection is the Planet Mars Tactile Model by the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia.
Addup joins the orbital 3D printer club with the latest launch to the International Space Station.
Sidus Space announced a new division dedicated to 3D printing parts for space missions.
There’s been an interesting chemical development that may affect 3D printing in the far future.
NASA announced they’ve 3D printed a very different type of rocket engine.
Researchers at ORNL have been 3D printing prototype lunar wheels.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi take a closer look at BAE Systems’ recent acquisition of Ball Aerospace and how 3D printing can play a role.
The project brought together leading companies and academic institutions to demonstrate cutting-edge advancements in space technology and manufacturing.
Charles R. Goulding reflects on “The Smart Mission” and what we can takeaway from studying successful organizations as well as private industry disruptors.
Lease agreement on vertical test stand brings Relativty’s total footprint at the rocket propulsion test center to 300 acres.
Redwire announced they’ve been able to 3D bioprint a human knee meniscus in space.
The German Institute of Materials Research at DLR has been working on ways to 3D print space propulsion systems.
NASA announced a successful test of 3D printed electronics in space.
Incus has completed a project that verified the possibility of 3D printing metal objects from scraps on the Moon.
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Would you live in a 3D printed house for a year? NASA volunteers are doing so.
Zortrax recently completed a project for ESA that involved significant use of 4D printing.
Markforged 3D printing solutions were used to develop a radically new style of satellite.
We spoke to a scientist developing 3D printed batteries for future space missions.
Two key developments in additively manufactured rockets occurred this week, one positive, and the other seemingly negative.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the use of 3D printing technology to expand smallsat applications.
Relativity Space achieved their milestone this week, sort of.
NASA announced the creation of a new research institute dedicated to advanced manufacturing.
The space agency is studying moon-based robots and additive manufacturing to build a pipeline that transports oxygen from an extraction site to a lunar base.
Students at UC Berkeley have launched a large rocket containing a number of 3D printed components.
Relativity Space is nearing a key milestone, and so is 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi believe recent corporate moves could boost 3D printing usage.
Orion AM’s Thermal Radiation Fusion 3D printing process can produce incredibly strong parts.
An obscure experiment on board the International Space Station could be a path for a very unusual 3D printing technique.
We haven’t written about BeeHex for quite some time, but it turns out they’ve been developing an unusual food 3D printing technology involving plastics.
If you think 3D printing mechanical parts is tricky, try making parts for space applications.
ICON has landed a US$57.2M contract with NASA to 3D print a Lunar 3D printing system.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi review a webinar focusing on use of additive manufacturing in space applications.
Firehawk Aerospace is 3D printing rockets, but not in the way you might think.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at some of the many space startups now leveraging metal 3D printing.
This week’s selection is the TG89 Cube by Bart Smits.
Anisoprint signed a deal with Nanoracks to develop a space-based continuous carbon fiber 3D printing capability.
This week’s selection is the set of Starship 3D models by Yoan Soilen.
Launcher has successfully tested a unique 3D printed copper rocket engine.
NASA announced the development of a powerful new metal alloy that will be of specific interest by the aerospace sector.
The European Space Agency has significant interest in space-based 3D printing, now with yet another project launched.
There’s yet another 3D printer destined for the International Space Station, this time a metal 3D printer.
BEEVERYCREATIVE announced they have completed building the first prototype of their new space-based continuous 3D printer.
A PhD student in New Zealand is 3D printing catalysts to enable use of safer rocket propellants.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how buildings could be 3D printed on another planet.
A curious scientific discovery could lead to a 3D printed space vehicle using warp drive, according to a recent announcement.
The 18-month collaboration seeks to develop and test Incus’ LMM 3D printing capabilities for spare parts manufacturing on lunar bases.
Blue Origin announced plans for a new space station, but the plan also includes a 3D printing system.
A 3D printed electrical circuit by Zortrax is set to take off on a unique wooden satellite.
I’m looking at a new project by Anisoprint where parts for a proposed lunar rover were produced.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at two different equipment manufacturers and how they use 3D printing technology.
This week’s selection is the Crew Dragon – M3 by MoreThan3D.
Last week Creality announced the “Space Robotics Project”, a venture intended to stimulate the minds of Brazilian schoolchildren.
A new scientific 3D print application demonstrates the value of data in 3D printing.
MX3D has 3D printed a prototype metal lunar habitat floor for ESA.
AON3D announced a major new investment and a partnership on a lunar project.
Another company announced intentions to produce a space-based 3D printer: Fabrisonic.
NASA is looking for volunteers to inhabit a 3D printed Martian home.
NASA has a new project to 3D print regolith.
Varda Space Industries raised US$42M to help build their space-based manufacturing platform.
Relativity Space revealed Terran R, their fully 3D printed reusable rocket.
Rocket startup Launcher has acquired a massive custom-designed metal 3D printer from AMCM.
Researchers have done something no one has done before: 3D printing “living” leaves.
A prototype lunar landing pad has been designed by students and 3D printed by ICON.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman consider how 3D printing fits into space-focused investment activity.
Nano Dimension partnered with L3Harris to produce a 3D printed circuit board that is currently in orbit.
A partly 3D printed research satellite will test the envelope of 3D printed technology.
The European Space Agency is developing a new 3D printer capable of producing objects of “infinite” length, and it might use a new design suitable for belt 3D printers.
This week’s selection is the Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance by NASA.
If you’ve ever wondered why some keep trying to 3D print objects in space, I have a video for you.
Aerospace startup Relativity Space announced plans to develop a massive rocket booster that would be entirely 3D printed.
This week’s selection is the incredible 1:100 Scale International Space Station print by Redditor gnome_skillet.
Orbex has commissioned what will apparently be the largest industrial 3D printer in Europe.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider out-of-this-world opportunities for 3D printing.
I’m reading one of MakerBot’s recent case studies, and had a thought about how the company has changed.
Rocket-maker Relativity Space is about to collect a whopping US$500M in a Series D raise.
Relativity Space has landed a major client, Lockheed.
NASA has revealed their use of 3D printed parts on the Perseverance rover, currently en route to the planet Mars.
Zortrax worked with the European Space Agency to successfully 3D print and test a conductive high-temperature material.
As NASA continues to ramp up its work to explore space, 3D printing is taking its place among the stars — or at least the rockets that will get us there.
3D printing in space remains an intriguing proposition for the European Space Agency, which continues to examine native materials for extraterrestrial building opportunities.
Another 3D printing technology will soon be aboard the International Space Station as Made In Space is set to launch SLA into space for the first time.
Charles R. Goulding explores rocket-related 3D printing contracts.
6K Additive has commissioned their first units and at the same time has landed a sustainable client.
Big news: rocket startup Relativity Space has signed a deal with their fifth launch client, Iridium.
Manufacturing in space is reshaping in a series of acquisitions.
A new 3D printed part being used on the International Space Station could open up new worlds of 3D printing applications.
Rocket Crafters has concluded testing of their revolutionary 3D printed hybrid rocket engine.
The US may no longer the sole 3D printer operator in space, as China has demonstrated what appears to be a functioning 3D printer on their most recent mission.
Relativity Space is currently working on its first rocket, the Terran 1, 3D printed with its own robotic printer, the Stargate.
Cosmonauts are attempting to 3D print bone tissue using a bioprinter on the space station.
Could 3D printing strategies overcome supply chain challenges? It seems that one company has done exactly that.
Hyperganic 3D printed a rocket engine prototype that was designed using an Excel spreadsheet and a novel algorithm.
Years of experimentation are leading to affirmation: 3D printing in space, for in-space use, is looking viable.