Made in Space has developed and demonstrated a system called Archinaut which uses 3D printing and robotic arms to manufacture in space.
Researchers from Carleton University are on the cusp of 3D printing an electric motor from materials similar to those found on the moon.
Made In Space is developing a tough plastic that will enable astronauts to create tools for use in the harsh conditions of space.
Soon, NASA’s Juno probe will deliver images from Jupiter – until then, we’ll satisfy our scientific desires with these great DIY space exploration projects.
Russia and the EU are planning to build a permanent lunar base together. The goal is to erect a 3D printed habitat, so astronauts can find water on the dark side of the moon.
A Singapore start-up company is the first in the world to use 3D printed fuel, combining two materials, to launch a self-made rocket in Australia.
SpaceX enthusiast, Oliver Braun, taught himself how to 3D print to develop a replica of the Falcon 9, receiving praise from SpaceX employees.
NASA is 3D printing radiation shields on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, an experimental habitat on the International Space Station.
The micro-satellite space launch company Vector succeeds with flight test of a Vector-R launch vehicle equipped with a 3D printed engine part.
MIT Rocket Team, working with Markforged, 3D print a rocket motor using plastic. It successfully fired, breaking new ground in rocketry.
The additive manufacturing laboratory at Northwestern University, USA, proves the viability of 3D printing using extraterrestrial dust.
The head of Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute will explain, in a lecture, how we’ll perform hip replacements in space.
University of Central Florida and NASA are researching how astronauts can 3D print habitats and tools on the Red Planet using Martian soil.
3D printing is becoming an increasingly important tool for space travel. Now, the first medical supplies were 3D printed in space.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space crew capsules will use more than 600 3D-printed parts. Some of them are even made of plastic.