In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, it seems difficult to look beyond the outbreak, lockdown measures, and serious consequences to the global economy. Time Magazine even declared 2020 “ The Worst Year Ever ” on the cover of its December 5 weekly issue. If anything, the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the containment measures deployed by governments had serious consequences.
However, amid a tumultuous year that left entire industries looking for disruptive ways to regain momentum and engage operations, one sector rebounded faster than expected.
Space companies and startups not only survived the pandemic but saw some of the biggest space missions in years. Moreover, for the expanding space 3D printing market, this meant more additively manufactured parts, machines, and materials leveraging space technology. Space industry stories published on 3DPrint.com during 2020 reveal one of the most innovative years in the last decade, in line with plans for upcoming space exploration missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Coming to the end of 2020, we picked ten stories that highlight some of the most important advances in the industry going forward. Made In Space’s First Ceramics 3D Printing In-Orbit Space-based manufacturing company Made In Space (MIS), now […]
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