Category Archives: SpaceX

SpaceX mission will bring 3D bioprinter to ISS, plans to 3D print cardiac patches for damaged hearts

The next phase of a NASA sponsored mission to 3D print human organs and tissues in space will launch in February 2019. A 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) developed by nScrypt and Techshot and destined for the International Space Station (ISS) will form part of the cargo of SpaceX CRS-17. 3D printing in zero gravity nScrypt […]

3D printing news Sliced MakerBot, Blue Origin, BigRep, Xometry, Dassault Systèmes

Who will win the race to space: Blue Origin or SpaceX? Can classroom educators become 3D printing experts? Would you wear 3D printed lingerie? How can additive manufacturing restore historical art pieces? These questions and more from MakerBot, AIDC, RP Support, Digital Metal, Tanked, the MTC, Xometry in this edition of the Sliced 3D printing […]

Chinese scientists conduct ceramic 3D printing tests for off-world construction

Scientists at the Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have successfully completed an experiment to 3D print ceramic parts containing lunar dust under microgravity. Using Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology on board the Airbus ZERO-G parabolic flight aircraft run by Novespace of Switzerland. The 3D printing experiment further explores […]

The best aerospace and automotive 3D printing applications of 2018

Voting is close for 3D printing aerospace or automotive application of the year in our 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards. Earlier this year, we shortlisted 10 outstanding applications in aerospace and automotive as nominated by you – the most well-informed readership in the industry. In the interest of keeping the 3D Printing Industry Awards in […]

3D Printing Industry Review of the year March 2017

As 2017 marched on, policy guidelines started to roll in to help encourage adption of 3D printing throughout existing industry. This month we also announced that Dr Adrian Bowyer, inventor of RepRap project, would be receiving our award for Outstanding Contribution to 3D Printing, and covered a number of events across Europe. Mapping out the future of additive […]

Relativity Space planning to use Stargate 3D printer to make rockets on Mars

Based in Los Angeles, Relativity Space is developing a new 3D printer for, “scaling and sustaining an interplanetary society”. Since founding in 2015, Relativity Space has received $10 million in funding – with backers including Mark Cuban and Y Combinator. The company promises that 3D printing will allow them to go, “from raw material to […]

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 […]

Voxeljet produziert Bauteile für Hyperloop Prototypen

Hyperloop ist ein bekanntes Projekt des Amerikanischen Visionärs Elon Musk, der unter anderem auch SpaceX und Tesla gegründet hat. Hyperloop soll, wenn es nach Musk geht, das Transportsystem der Zukunft werden. Derzeit wird weltweit an den dafür notwendigen Prototypen geforscht, so auch an der TU Delft, die mehrere 3D gedruckte Teile von Voxeljet eingesetzt hat. Das […]

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