In June 2016 the first 3D printer in orbit, originally delivered to the Interational space station in 2014, has been re-installed in order to continue research on the developing technology and how it can be used in space.
The first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology has been built in Stupino town, Moscow region. The Apis Cor and PIK companies have successfully completed the project which was announced in December 2016.
"This first print is the initial step toward providing an on-demand machine shop capability away from Earth," said Niki Werkheiser, project manager for the International Space Station 3-D Printer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "The space station is the only laboratory where we can fully test this technology in space.”
The world's first 3d-printed car will be electric and travel short distances. The prototype is made of layers of black plastic (ABS) and reinforced with carbon fibre. Created by Local Motors, a tech company based in Phoenix, and they say Its ready next year! The new car called "Strati"-which is Italian for 'layers'- can reach speeds of about 40 miles per hour and travel 120 miles on a charge and, a gas engine could also be fitted. It's two-passenger car with a lifespan of 10 years.