Tag Archives: 3-D Printing

Tethers Unlimited wins NASA grant for FabLab

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited is getting a shot at helping to create an advanced fabrication facility that could manufacture and recycle 3-D printed items in space. Tethers Unlimited and two other companies will have 18 months to deliver a prototype for the … Continue reading

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Relativity Space reveals plan for 3-D printed rockets

Can a robotic 3-D printer spit out all the parts of a rocket without humans stepping in until the end? Relativity Space says that’s what it’s working toward. The company, which has its roots in the Seattle area and is now headquartered … Continue reading

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Scientists ID fish 40 years after it was caught

After spending 40 years sitting in a museum jar, a toothy fish from the waters off Australia has been identified as a previously unknown species dubbed the duckbilled clingfish. To document the species’ characteristics, researchers turned to technologies that weren’t … Continue reading

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NASA backs mini-antennas and 3-D printer

Flat-panel antennas that are tiny enough to fit on a nanosatellite and a 3-D printer that can recycle space station trash are among the Seattle-area projects that have won seed money in NASA’s latest round of grant-making. They’re just a couple … Continue reading

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777X tool sets record for 3-D-printed objects

A trim-and-drill tool that will be tested during construction of the Boeing Co.’s next-generation 777X jet has already produced something notable: recognition from Guinness World Records as the world’s largest solid 3-D-printed object. The trim tool, developed at the Department … Continue reading

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NASA orders a 3-D printer/recycler for space

Firmamentum, a division of Tethers Unlimited Inc. in Bothell, Wash., says it has won $750,000 in NASA funding to build a combination 3-D printer and plastic recycler for the International Space Station. The device, known as the Refabricator, is due … Continue reading

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Space station’s 3-D printer will churn out art

The first objects to be created in orbit using the upgraded 3-D printer that’s on its way to the International Space Station are likely to be strictly utilitarian, but there’s fun stuff to come. The Additive Manufacturing Facility, a 3-D printer … Continue reading

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