If you think 3D printing mechanical parts is tricky, try making parts for space applications.
Space Startups and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at some of the many space startups now leveraging metal 3D printing.
Design of the Week: 3D Printed Falcon 9 Rocket
This week’s selection is the 3D Printed Falcon 9 Rocket by T-Zero Systems.
Design of the Week: Starship SN15
This week’s selection is the set of Starship 3D models by Yoan Soilen.
Design of the Week: Crew Dragon – M3
This week’s selection is the Crew Dragon – M3 by MoreThan3D.
3D Printing: On Mars
If you’ve ever wondered why some keep trying to 3D print objects in space, I have a video for you.
Relativity Space Announces Massive 3D Printed Booster
Aerospace startup Relativity Space announced plans to develop a massive rocket booster that would be entirely 3D printed.
Design of the Week: RC SpaceX Starship Belly Flop
This week’s selection is the Radio Controlled SpaceX Starship Belly Flop by Nicholas Rehm.
SpaceX And ULA Rocket Contracts Take Off With 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding explores rocket-related 3D printing contracts.
SpaceX Triggers Increased Use Of 3D Printing?
I’m seeing another reason companies will increase their adoption of 3D printing, and this time it’s at the top end of a rocket.
Book of the Week: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
This week’s selection is “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance.
SpaceX’s SX 500 Superalloy Passes a Big Test
What can superalloys do on a 3D printer? They can take us to the stars.
Good News: 3D Print Technology In The Clear After SpaceX Incident
Is 3D print technology to blame for the SpaceX anomaly? It turns out no, and that portends a bright future for metal additive manufacturing in aerospace.
Metal 3D Printing In Question After SpaceX Incident
A catastrophic incident destroyed a SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule, and it might have been caused by 3D printing.
Design of the Week: Starman
This week’s selection is the highly appropriate Starman 3D model by Thingiverse contributor Stephen Graybill, a.k.a Oranhunter.
Elon Musk Not Using 3D Printing As Much As Suspected
SpaceX’s Elon Musk executed an “Ask Me Anything” session this week on Reddit, and revealed something interesting about their 3D printing use.