Made In Space Partners with 3D Printer World Expo to Deliver Attendees an “Out of This World” Experience Aug. 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue
SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 6, 2014 — 3D Printer World Expo and Made In Space are pleased to announce that the first manufacturing device ever used off-planet will be on display at 3D Printer World Expo in Seattle before it’s put to work aboard the International Space Station. To celebrate this technological milestone and to demonstrate the incredible potential for off-world manufacturing, Made In Space also has teamed with 3D Printer World Expo to provide Expo participants with a chance to have their own idea printed in space.
“Made In Space has developed the first micro-gravity tested 3D printer and, when this printer goes to work aboard the International Space Station this fall, it will usher in a new era of possibilities for off-world manufacturing and repair, not to mention provide a practical foundation for the development of the space economy,” says Bob C. Titsch, show director for 3D Printer World events. “In honor of this achievement, Made In Space has graciously offered to give one lucky Expo attendee an opportunity to have something printed in space. Whatever it is, it will be an incredible collector’s item. We can’t thank everyone at Made In Space enough for providing our attendees with such a unique chance at history.”
“In 2010, we identified that 3D printing was the key to enabling space colonization in our lifetimes,” said Mike Chen, co-founder and chief strategy officer for Made In Space. “It’s a paradigm shift and a democratizing technology. As soon as our first 3D printer is on the International Space Station later this year, there will be a new way of getting hardware to the space station that is faster and cheaper. For the first time, space will be open to anyone who knows how to use a 3D printer."
‘Out of this World’ Contest Details
All an attendee has to do is fill out a 'Space Ticket' with his or her idea of what they would want to 3D print in space, along with contact information, and drop it off at the Made In Space booth. Attendees don’t have to worry about the technical details – Made In Space can, and may need to, modify the idea or design later. Space Tickets can be found in registration packets or can be picked up at the Made In Space booth #55 on the Expo Floor.
About Made In Space
Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling in-space manufacturing, Made In Space is radically impacting how we will perform space missions in the future. Made In Space’s team members and advisors include successful entrepreneurs (Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Mike Chen, Jason Lam, Alison Lewis), experienced space experts (three-time astronaut Dan Barry and Mission Lead Mike Snyder) and key 3D printing experts (Scott Summit, Gonzalo Martinez). Made In Space has partnered with top 3D printing companies to leverage this technology for use in space. The company’s Unique Innovation Lab has done over 20,000+ hours of testing of various 3D printing technologies, off-the-shelf and custom-built printers, and dozens of printer components. For more information about Made In Space, visit: http://www.madeinspace.us.
About 3D Printer World Expo
3D Printer World Expo Seattle, hosted by 3dprinterworld.com, brings together the largest range of 3D printers, technology and professionals ever assembled under one roof. The two-day 3D printing event, which includes exhibits, demonstrations, education tracks, contests and networking opportunities, takes place Aug. 22 and 23 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. To register, or for more information, visit www.3dprinterworldexpo.com.