Feb 23, 2018 | By Tess

Made In Space, the Silicon Valley company that sent the first 3D printer into space, has announced its latest additive manufacturing feat: it has received the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest 3D printed object.

The print, which somewhat sadly was 3D printed here on Earth, is a beam that spans an impressive 37.7 meters in length (123 feet, 8.5 inches). The record-breaking part was 3D printed using Made In Space’s Extended Structure Additive Manufacturing Machine (ESAMM).

“We believe that this record is indicative of the transformational work we’re doing in space today,” commented Andrew Rush, President & CEO of Made In Space. “Guinness is the most recognized, ultimate global authority in record breaking, and our team couldn’t be prouder to receive this recognition for their incredible work. They deserve it.”

The 3D printed beam is currently installed at Made In Space’s Moffett Field facility located at NASA’s Ames Research Center, where it runs the length of the lab’s ceiling. Though the print is discreet, it marks a significant achievement for the prolific space 3D printing company.

You see, the ESAMM 3D printer is to be the additive manufacturing component of Made In Space’s innovative Archinaut system. The Archinaut, if you haven’t already heard about it, is an in-orbit robotic 3D printing system that Made In Space is currently developing.

Unlike the company’s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), which currently sits onboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Archinaut is designed to function in the cold abyss of outer space, where it will use a system of robotic arms to assemble and repair large components and structures such as satellites.

Made In Space's Archinaut system

In May 2017, Made In Space announced its plans to send an Archinaut demonstration mission into orbit as early as 2018. The mission will see the robotic 3D printer assemble a small structure measuring a few meters in height. Eventually, Made In Space believes the Archinaut will be able to build structures in space that span more than 100 meters.

Here on Earth, it seems that the company is taking significant strides with its robotic 3D printing tech, having received the Guinness World Record for world’s longest 3D printed part. We can’t wait to see what the longest part 3D printed in space will look like.



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I.AM.Magic wrote at 2/23/2018 3:25:14 PM:

I think this is BS, look at ATL/AFP, they make +80m wind turbine blades.

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