Can generative design and additive manufacturing power interplanetary travel?

Interplanetary travel is among the most talked about topics in the scientific and space communities. In fact, the Trump administration has tasked NASA with both going back to the Moon, and exploring deep space – including missions to Mars and…

NASA Interplanetary Lander – the most complicated structure ever created using generative design

One of the most exciting and innovative reveals at Autodesk’s annual user conference – Autodesk University – in November 2018, was the NASA concept interplanetary lander: “perhaps the most complicated structure ever created using generative design.” Developed by NASA’s Jet…

Writing a New Story for Impoverished Communities with 3D Printed Homes

Over 900 million people around the globe live in sub-adequate housing that lacks necessary sanitation and water. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to 1.6 billion – a fifth of the world’s total population. What can be done…

Success – from Design to Manufacturing – Requires Collaboration

It’s easy to forget that the things we use every day like the coffee maker, TV, and car, all started as an idea that was brought to life through design. A concept created a picture, which was transformed into a…

NASA looks to build habitats on other planets using 3D printing

“If you build it, he will come”. If humans are destined to visit and colonize Mars, we’re going to need somewhere to live. But does that mean the first astronauts on Mars will also be construction workers? Will inter-planetary spacecraft…

New materials mean new capabilities for the military

In the past, if you were looking to build a new weapon system or military platform, there were only so many different options for the materials that were available to you. A hundred years ago, that was restricted to things…

3D printing a jawbone? How additive manufacturing could cut the cost of healthcare

You need only to look at the last presidential election to realize that healthcare is a hot topic in this country. If you polled Americans on the street, most would admit that healthcare in this country is broken, but almost…

3D printing – increasing readiness by manufacturing in the field

The United States military is a master in logistics. With forces deployed and stationed across the globe, the military is extremely effective at getting their personnel anything that they may need to accomplish their mission – both when and where…