NASA Challenges Designers to Construct Habitat for Deep Space Exploration

  WASHINGTON, May 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are holding a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The Read More »

The NASA insignia is one of the agency’s best-known symbols. Image Credit: NASA

GPI Prototype-SEDS@UCSD Conducts Hot-Fire Test of Their Second Metal 3D Printed Rocket Engine

Students from the UC San Diego Chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space successfully test their second 3D printed rocket engine The University of California, San Diego chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS@UCSD) conducted two hotfire tests Read More »

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NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

by NASA When you think of copper, the penny in your pocket may come to mind; but NASA engineers are trying to save taxpayers millions of pennies by 3-D printing the first full-scale, copper rocket engine part. “Building the first full-scale, copper rocket part with Read More »

This electron microscope image shows raw copper powder used to build the 3-D printed copper liner. Scientists at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where the alloy was invented, characterized the samples to understand how powder quality and characteristics impacted build qualities. Credits: NASA/GRC/Laura Evans

Nasa and Made In Space, Inc. Make History by Successfully 3D Printing First Object in Space

  International Space Station / Moffett Field, CA (November 24th, 2014) –  History was made on November 24th at 9:28 pm GMT, when the first 3D printer built to operate in space successfully manufactured its first part on the International Space Station (ISS). This is Read More »

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NASA-Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

  NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by Read More »

Engineers just completed hot-fire testing with two 3-D printed rocket injectors. Certain features of the rocket components were designed to increase rocket engine performance. The injector mixed liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen together, which combusted at temperatures over 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit, producing more than 20,000 pounds of thrust. Image Credit: NASA photo/David Olive

Made in Space-First Space-Based 3D Printer Passes Crucial Milestone For Flight Certification

by Made in Space MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Made in Space’s customized 3D printer, the first off-Earth manufacturing device scheduled for arrival at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014, successfully completed a crucial milestone towards flight certification at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Read More »

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Made in Space-3D Printer Bound for International Space Station Passes Critical Microgravity Flight Tests

by Made in Space MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The first 3D printer bound for space passed a series of critical microgravity tests at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Made in Space, the space manufacturing company, conducted examinations of their proprietary 3D printer technology Read More »

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