Additive manufacturing – redefining what’s possible for the government

The U.S. military and government agencies are constantly looking for public sector best practices and exciting new technologies that they can implement to help increase efficiency, improve operations, and cut costs for the taxpayer. And few technologies are more capable…

Affordable Housing and Military Construction Get a Boost from Space Technology

In our previous conversation with Jacobs’s Digital Delivery Director, Kurt Maldovan, we discussed how Jacobs is developing radical innovations in additive manufacturing that could make living on a whole different planet a reality.  But these technologies, which are so critical…

Jacobs Explains Why Additive Manufacturing is a “Gamechanger” in Outer Space and at Home

Space may be the final frontier, but when human exploration of other planets becomes a reality, we will need to find ways to build homes and shelters there, much like we do for ourselves here on Earth. Doing so, however,…

Get new design and manufacturing tips through Autodesk Virtual Academy

With the advent of innovative techniques like subtractive and additive manufacturing and other advances in 3D printing, there are a ton of new, awesome applications that government manufacturers or companies manufacturing things for the government can use to get at…

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…

Four things we learned at Autodesk University 2018

This year’s Autodesk University (AU) drew 11,000 people, featured 650+ classes, networking, parties, and more. This year’s focus was on how new technologies are creating new opportunities to do better, design better, make better, and build a better future. With…

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…