Daily Archives: December 3, 2013

3D Printing in Space: the Next Big Business?

3D Printing in Space: the Next Big Business?
Aaron Kemmer holds in his hand a block of 3D printed moon dirt that he hopes will one day be the building blocks of mega structures and human habitats in space. He's the CEO of Made in Space, a company that has developed a 3D printer that will launch …
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3D printing to provoke a new twist in American gun control

3D printing to provoke a new twist in American gun control
Melba Kurman: I think right now it's important to remember that it's really very, very early on in the technology, and one of the things that's unfortunate is that it's the first time when many people heard about 3D printing technology in the context …
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3D Printing Could Turn Space-Based Solar Power into a Reality

3D Printing Could Turn Space-Based Solar Power into a Reality
Space-based solar power (SBSP) offers many advantages over Earth-based solar, yet the main obstacle in its development is the cost of sending up the solar panels into orbit. 3D printing may well be able to slash these installation costs and therefore …
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The 3D Printing Revolution

The 3D Printing Revolution
So what is 3D printing and how does it work, you ask? It starts with a digital file. This file can be a scan of a 3D image or model, a downloaded image from the internet, or you can start from scratch and draw it using computer-assisted design. Then …
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RS RepRapPro Ormerod 3D printer could be world's cheapest, and it's self

RS RepRapPro Ormerod 3D printer could be world's cheapest, and it's self
3D printing is the future. But for many it's not now as it's too expensive. RS Components and RepRap have teamed up to create an affordable 3D printer, called Ormerod, that will change that. And they've taken it a step further by making it self …
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