3D Printing

TEAMS 3D PRINT PLANETARY HABITATS, AWARDED $700K IN NASA CHALLENGE

After 30 hours of 3D printing over four days of head-to-head competition, NASA and partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, have awarded $700,000 to two teams in the final round of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The top prize of $500,000 was awarded to New York based AI. SpaceFactory. Second-place and $200,000 was awarded to Pennsylvania […]

WHEN HUMANS SETTLE ON MARS, HOUSES COULD BE 3D-PRINTED

When the first humans settle on Mars, what if their homes were not built but printed? That’s the question being posed in the latest NASA Centennial Challenge, pitting teams from industry and academia to design and 3D-print habitats using materials that can be found on the Martian surface. “The great thing about 3D printing is […]

RESEARCHING 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY ON THE ISS

Crew members on the International Space Station re-installed the first 3D printer in orbit, during the week of June 27, 2016, to continue research on the developing technology and how it can be used in space. Three-dimensional printing offers a fast and inexpensive way to manufacture parts on-site and on-demand, a huge benefit to long-term […]

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