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Made In Space Wins NASA Contract for Next-Gen ‘Vulcan’ 3D Printer

California-based company which built the two 3D printers aboard the International Space Station (ISS) secures a NASA contract to continue developing its next-generation Vulcan manufacturing system.

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New ISS 3D Printer Commercializes 3D Printing in Space

3D Printing in space just got cooler with the ISS's first commercial 3D Printer and the start of the “first hardware store in space."

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NASA is 3D Printing Radiation Shields for Expandable Habitats

NASA is 3D printing radiation shields on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, an experimental habitat on the International Space Station.

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Made In Space Receives NASA’s “Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year” Award

NASA’s Johnson Space Center this week awarded Made In Space, the space manufacturing company, with the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for performing well on every NASA contract.

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To Boldly Print Where No Filament Has Been Printed Before
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials

A launch this week will see a CubeSat, designed by students, reach space and collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.

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Recycling 3D Printed Plastic on International Space Station

Now there's a 3D printer on the International Space Station, Made in Space and Braskem are exploring ways for recycling 3D printed plastic.

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Made In Space Completes 3D Printed Radiation Shield Project

Made In Space completes their latest project: 3D printing radiation shields and testing them on the International Space Station (ISS).

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NASA Livestream: Watch Astronauts Deploy 3D Printed Satellite

Today at 10AM (EST), NASA will livestream a six-hour spacewalk where astronauts will deploy a 3D printed nanosatellite. 

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Made in Space Take a Giant Leap with New Archinaut System

Made in Space has developed and demonstrated a system called Archinaut which uses 3D printing and robotic arms to manufacture in space. 

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New Plastic Allows Astronauts to 3D Print Spacewalk Tools

Made In Space is developing a tough plastic that will enable astronauts to create tools for use in the harsh conditions of space. 

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NASA to 3D Print Laughter In Space with ‘Laugh Star’ Project

The first work of art in space -- the 'Laugh Star' -- will be a 3D printed model of recorded laughter at the International Space Station.

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8 out of 10 Astronauts Prefer Remake Software for 3D Printing

3D printing in space requires the right software. Remake from Autodesk allows parts to be 3D modeled on Earth before being sent into space.

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NASA Funds 3D Printers In Space to Mine, Fly Asteroids

NASA funds initiative to use 3D printers in space to mine and fly asteroids. This is why we love NASA.

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Spacecraft “Enterprise” Is Looking for Funding

If crowdfunding succeeds, the "Enterprise" spacecraft will be launched into Earth orbit. It will be the first 3D printed airframe in space with extensive 3D printed components.

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NASA is sending 3D printer into space

To boldly print where no printer has printed before: Californian company "Made in Space" sends a 3D printer into our orbit.