3D Printing In Space: 21st Century Space Manufacturing and Technology

The rise of 3D printing technology is not confined to Earth. Private companies, NASA and other groups are quickly developing new concepts to launch 3D printing into the final frontier. See the latest news, videos and photos of 3D printing in space here.
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'1st Hardware Store in Space': Commercial 3D Printer Launching in 2016
Made In Space's Additive Manufacturing Facility
October 29th, 2015
California-based startup Made In Space is partnering with home-improvement giant Lowe's to launch a commercial 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) early next year, representatives of both companies announced today (Oct. 29).
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In-Space Satellite Construction May Be Coming Soon
'Stash & Deploy' Cubesat Service
August 12th, 2015
Space manufacturing company Made In Space is teaming with NanoRacks, which helps commercial customers make use of the International Space Station, to develop an orbital construction-and-deployment service for tiny satellites known as cubesats.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – April 12, 2015
Skywatcher Joe Wiggins snapped this photo of the April 4 total lunar eclipse from his front yard on a cold, cloudless morning in Centennial, Colorado.
April 12th, 2015
A total lunar eclipse wowed skywatchers and two private spaceflight companies tackled big challenges. These, and more, are Space.com's picks for the best space stories for the week of April 12.
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NASA Picks Winners for 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Design Contest
Mars Ice House
October 19th, 2015
The $25,000 first prize in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition went to Team Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office for their "Mars Ice House" design, which looks like a translucent, smooth-edged pyramid.
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Students Aim for Space with 3D-Printed Rocket Engine
UCSD students at Mojave Test Facility
July 1st, 2015
A group of university engineering students have created — and successfully test-fired — a 3D-printed rocket engine. The students aim to eventually launch tiny satellites to space.
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1st Parts from 3D Printer in Space About to Get a Close-Up (Video)
Unboxing the First 3D Printed Items from Space
April 8th, 2015
On Monday (April 6), NASA engineers took their first looks at the parts cranked out by the International Space Station's 3D printer.
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3D-Printed Bubble House Made for Mars
Sfero Bubble House for Mars
September 16th, 2015
French designers propose an innovative shelter for Mars.
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Made In Space Launches 'Space-Grade' 3D Printing Material for Sale
Made in Space 3D Plastic Filament
April 16th, 2015
They made the first 3D printer to be used in space possible. They made the files used to 3D print their tools in space available. Now, Made In Space is making the material used to 3D print in space for sale.
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Incredible Technology: Spiderlike Robots Could Build Giant Space Structures
Tethers Unlimited envisions using spider-like robots (seen here in an artist's concept) to assemble huge structures in space.
April 6th, 2015
A company called Tethers Unlimited is developing an in-space manufacturing system called "SpiderFab," which would use arachnidlike robots to put together large objects in orbit or beyond.
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