Made In Space is focused on developing the technologies necessary for humanity to become a multi-planetary civilization. The projects below highlight both our existing products and some of our on-going research efforts towards that ultimate goal.


Existing Products

Projects with commercially relevant technology readiness levels

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The First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer (3DP)

In the last quarter of 2014, the world’s first zero-gravity 3D printer built by Made In Space was launched to, installed on, and operated successfully in the International Space Station. This achievement was made possible through NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program and a NASA SBIR grant from Marshall Spaceflight Center.

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Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF)

Launching in Q4 of 2015, AMF will be a permanent manufacturing facility on the ISS. Unlike the 3DP experimental printer, AMF will print with a wide range of polymers, is designed to last the entire lifetime of the space station, and will be commercially available for any customers on Earth who wish to get select hardware to space faster, safer, and more affordably than traditional launch methods.


Material Recycler (R3DO)

R3DO (pronounced riːˈdu) is the codename for our zero-gravity material recycler. R3DO was designed so that material from waste products or previous prints could be melted down and turned back into 3D printing feedstock, considerably enhancing the sustainability and overall efficiency of off-world additive manufacturing.

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Made In Space Fiber

A microgravity-optimized, miniature fiber drawing system to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for manufacturing high-value-to-mass ZBLAN optical fiber. The payload, also called the “Made In Space Optical Fiber Production in Microgravity Experiment” is currently scheduled to be launched to the ISS in the first quarter of 2017. The Fiber Payload will produce test quantities of  ZBLAN optical fiber in the persistent microgravity environment ISS provides, and be returned to the Earth shortly thereafter. Once returned to the Earth, the fiber will be tested and utilized. Based on the results from this initial experiment and market demand, Made In Space plans to develop and operate larger scale microgravity production facilities for ZBLAN and other microgravity enabled materials.

MIS Labs

On-going projects crucial to our technology development roadmap

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Tactical 3D Printing (TAC3D)

Additive manufacturing in demanding and extreme environments on Earth.

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Extended Structure Additive Manufacturing Machine (ESAMM)

Manufacturing devices for the production of struts and beams of indefinite length.

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Vacuum Additive Manufacturing (VAC)

Additive manufacturing methods that work in vacuum.



Advanced in-space manufacturing and assembly technologies.

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