Category Archives: Dr. Advenit Makaya

Interview: ESA and Lithoz take small steps toward 3D printing on the moon

The European Space Agency (ESA) has made new advances in its quest to 3D print in space using in-situ materials. In a partnership with Austrian ceramic 3D printing specialist Lithoz, ESA has demonstrated the ability to produce highly detailed spare parts, like screws and gears, from a lunar regolith simulant. Dr. Advenit Makaya, ESA Advanced Manufacturing […]

ESA’s Dr. Makaya discusses 3D printing on the Moon and Mars

Dr. Advenit Makaya is an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Materials and Processes at the European Space Agency (ESA). I caught up with Dr. Makaya in Barcelona to find out more. In his role at the ESA’s Parisian headquarters Dr. Makaya coordinates in-situ resource organization for the agency’s 3D printed Lunar and Martian regolith project. As such […]