NASA is excited about the role 3D printing will have in its mission work. For years, NASA researchers have been developing additive manufacturing technologies that can help astronauts quickly build custom parts and tools in space. It is also believed that 3D printing could one day be utilized to build habitats on other planets.
Many of the 3D printing technologies NASA has developed are available to the public through NASA's Technology Transfer Program. The inventions in our portfolio have many potential applications, including manufacturing, medicine, construction, and much more. Check out some of the available technologies below!