Skip to main content
March 20, 2018 ...


  • Please note: is in no way affiliated with 101Hero. is an unofficial user forum.

Topic: Martian 3d printer (Read 353 times) previous topic - next topic

  • Admin
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Administrator
Martian 3d printer
Here's an article about current ideas to deploy 3d printers of  future manned missions to Mars. ;)

It points out the problem of transporting masses of filament  (or other printing material)
Have a read.......

I think the most interesting thing is that there is a belief that up to 90%of local material could be used, substantially reducing the amount of, and therefore the transport costs of, the printing materials.

  • Alarcon
  • [*]
Re: Martian 3d printer
Reply #1
I'm sure it would be easier to send a giant 3D printer up there to build stuff than actually build it here and send it.