3D printer

The First 3D Printer To Use Molten Metal In Space Is Headed To The ISS This Week

Posted in Hardware, Science on 27th Feb, 2024
by Alex Muller

Further out, metal 3D printing could contribute to ESA's vision of a "Circular space economy," in which material from old satellites, spent rocket stages, and other infrastructure is recycled into new structures, tools, and parts as needed.

NASA Gives ICON $57 Million To Build A 3D Printer For Structures On The Moon

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 18th Dec, 2022
by Alex Muller

The contract runs through 2028 and includes a demonstration on the moon's surface in 2026.

Engineers Working Towards Self-Replicating 3D Printers to Build Lunar Bases

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jun, 2017
by Alex Muller

The main application for such machine would be in building facilities in space.

Archinaut, a 3D Printing Robot to Make Big Structures in Space

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Made In Space is partnering with Northrop Grumman and Oceaneering Space Systems to build a combination 3D printer and robotic arm that will operate in orbit.

NASA clears 3D printer for use on the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Astronauts will soon be 3D printing parts they might need up on the International Space Station, after NASA cleared a custom-built machine as being fit for purpose.