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Countdown To 3d Printing In Space

3d Printer In Space – HAL Yeah

Countdown Restarted For The First 3d Printer In Space

The first 3d Printer is about to be put into space. Yes, that’s right. History is being created. NASA will put the first 3d Printer into space and use it on board the International Space Station (ISS).  The initial launch was cancelled for Saturday, Sept. 20, but the new countdown is underway as of the writing of this post.

Countdown To 3d Printing In Space
Countdown To 3d Printing In Space

The 3d Printer That Will Make History

Below is the first 3d Printer In Space.  (All going well of course.) This is the printer that will be put into space only a few hours from the writing of this post.  It is a the Zero-G 3d Printer.  One of the goals of the project is to understand the long-terms effects of microgravity on 3D printing as well as how it can support space exploration in the future.

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A 3d Printed House Is A Mans Castle… Right??

First, The 3d Printed Castle – Next The 3d Printed House?

Check out the pictures below and see the 3d Printer pumping concrete in the video.

3d Printed Castle
3d Printed Castle

That is pretty cool stuff. It certainly has the potential to revolutionise how house building and construction is done.

3d Printed Castle
3d Printed Castle

Innovation In 3d Printing Is Coming Fast!

The initiative is the work of Andrey Rudenko of www.totalkustom.com. The next project for Andrey will be a full-scale medium sized house. The impact on future of building and construction is hard to predict. But the advantages seem clear to me and are as follows:

The ability to:

  • Take a design from CAD (Computer Aided Design) to completion with no extra steps
  • Create non-standard shapes and forms cost effectively
  • Build hollow forms that are extremely strong
  • Create energy efficient houses using air gaps
  • Build with air conditioning and heating built into the walls etc
  • Optimisation of material used vs strength thereby lowering costs
  • Allow a new level of creativity for architects

The castle printing experiment was aimed at helping to perfect the 3d Printing concrete deposition methods. Andrey now believes he has now gained the information required to finalise his methodology to print a fully liveable house.

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Chocolate Desire

3d Printings Sweet New Market

3d Printing, S-W-E-E-E-E-E-T…

So your girlfriend’s eyes roll back in her head when you start talking about your ideas on that awesome 3d Printer you want.. Yes, she has no respect! Well, there is a good chance her opinion may start to change soon.

So what is going on in the 3d Printing world? Well a couple of big things!

The first is a deal between one of the most successful confectionary manufacturers in the world Hersheys and one of the leaders in 3d Printing, 3d Systems.

What is that going to mean? Well the mind boggles. Imagine, covering your girlfriends eyes, creating a bit of suspense and then boom, you show her the 12 inch chocolate bar in form of her name!(Man, that is seriously romantic.)

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