India Space Research Organisation launched a 3D printed antenna into space and found the tech offers lighter parts in a quick period of time.
Here are the 30 finalists in the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a NASA competition seeking radical designs for an outpost on Mars.
The Smithsonian partnered with Autodesk to 3D scan the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia", and have released 3D printable files online.
Soon, NASA’s Juno probe will send images from Jupiter. Until then, we’ll satisfy our scientific desires with DIY space exploration projects.
Next year, the International Space Station will receive the Refabricator, the first machine to mix recycling and 3D printing into one process.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space crew capsules will use more than 600 3D-printed parts. Some of them are even made of plastic.
After extensive investment in 3D printing, Lockheed Martin is now building multi-printing units for simultaneous additive manufacturing.
Russia and the EU are planning a permanent lunar base. The goal of Luna 27 is to erect a 3D printed habitat, so astronauts can find water.
Researchers from Carleton University are on the cusp of 3D printing an electric motor from materials similar to those found on the moon.
MIT Rocket Team, working with Markforged, 3D print a rocket motor using plastic. It successfully fired, breaking new ground in rocketry.
University of Central Florida and NASA are researching how astronauts can 3D print habitats and tools on the Red Planet using Martian soil.
It could be that soon we'll all be living in 3D printed houses on the moon, at least that's one professor's dream anyway.
The European Space Agency has been testing a prototype 3D printed antenna, designed for future mega-constellation small satellite platforms.
The European Space Agency announces partnership with BEEVeryCreative on the MELT project, developing additive manufacturing technology for use in space.
Researchers are working on a way to turn human waste into different substances, including omega-3 fatty acids and plastics, by using yeast.
Made in Space has developed and demonstrated a system called Archinaut which uses 3D printing and robotic arms to manufacture in space.
Made In Space is developing a tough plastic that will enable astronauts to create tools for use in the harsh conditions of space.