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NASA's jet propulsion laboratory 3-D prints flexible metal space fabric
NASA's jet propulsion laboratory 3-D prints flexible metal space fabric
Lately, when we hear about new developments in space exploration, it's almost a guarantee that 3-D printing will be involved somehow.
MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30 percent
MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30 percent
MakerBot's MinFill arrived quietly last night as a firmware upgrade for existing customers, and the company is already calling it a "big benchmark in speed and widespread adoption of 3-D printing."
A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced concrete
A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced concrete
3D printing is a massive category that covers everything from small, DIY, plastic projects to metal meant to be used in Boeing's 787 airplane. Yet another usage has come to light, courtesy of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. R...
Space: The next frontier for additive manufacturing
Space: The next frontier for additive manufacturing
Johannes Gumpinger, an advanced manufacturing processes engineer for the European Space Agency, gives us a snapshot of the realities, the possibilities and the limitations of additive manufacturing - on Earth, in orbit and on other planets.