NASA has recently tested a number of specially 3D printed rocket parts, showing just how efficient the technology really is, and how it could potentially revolutionize how the agency makes use of additive manufacturing in rocket design.
NASA has announced that by the end of next month, the agency will have built its first space imaging telescope made almost entirely out of 3D printed components. This will serve as a proof of concern, paving the way for future 3D printing endeavors.
As new technologies allow the International Space Station (ISS) become more self-sustainable, the station's occupants will soon be testing whether they can even make their own tools and parts using a specially designed zero-g 3D-printer.
In an effort to help forward the medical applications of 3D printing technologies, the University of Connecticut (UConn) challenged their graduating class of chemical engineers to design 3D printable prototypes for fully-functioning artificial kidneys.
With all this talk of "rats" being found on Mars and plans of settling a human colony on Mars by 2023, one question remains, what will humans eat on the Red Planet? 3-D printed food, of course.
The world's first entirely 3D printed gun is here and its creator didn't want to keep the plans all to himself, and so instead, he posted it online for everyone and anyone. Within the first two days, 100,000 people have already downloaded the files, prompting the State Department to step in and order the removal of the blueprints.