NASA is looking for its newest crew to live inside a 3D-printed Mars
Volunteers will live in a 1,700-square-foot module, 3D printed by ICON, called Mars Dune Alpha. The habitat will simulate the “challenges of a mission on Mars,” as the crew will have to handle resource limitations, equipment failure, communiticate delays, and other environmental stressors, NASA said. (August 2021)
The exciting new fields of both 3-dimensional printing and gelation/thermogelation allow for new opportunities in biomedical research—including the capacity to generate custom cell scaffolds, and potentially fabricate tissues, by placing cells where they are desired in a medium that supports their growth.
The affordable 3D-printed home that could transform African urbanization
A joint venture involving CDC Group and the European building materials multinational LafargeHolcim, is 3D-printing house Called 14Trees, it has operations in Malawi and Kenya, and is able to build a 3D-printed house in just 12 hours at a cost of under $10,000.