Timeline

Apr 2019

Space Foundry entered into an agreement with Gore Innovation Center to use its materials innovation center for R&D and have presence there for 6 months

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Aug 2019

Space Foundry has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Award Phase 2 by NASA for $750,000

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Feb 2020

Space Foundry has successfully completed its OEM print head installation and demonstration of multi-material printing by integrating the plasma jet print head into a robotic arm at Nextflex, San Jose, California

Dec 2020

Space Foundry’s patent has been granted

Nov 2020

A project led by UCL London in which Space Foundry is the lead industrial partner has been awarded by EPSRC

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Media News

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How Space Foundry’s plasma-based process will disrupt 3D printed electronics

The electronics 3D printing market is still fairly niche, with only a handful of players offering a commercial solution (Nano Dimension and Optomec come to mind). This does not mean that exciting things are not happening in the wings, with various research groups and startups exploring different approaches to additively manufacturing electronics and new applications.

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Born out of NASA and Stanford, Space Foundry invents plasma-based printers for industrial applications

In 2012, when Coimbatore native Ram Prasad Gandhiraman and Menlo Park-based Dennis Nordlund were working on electronics and X-ray spectroscopy in two different parts of the world, they had no idea that their product could potentially change the face of advanced manufacturing.

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Space Foundry backs plasma based 3d printing as the future of electronics production

Space Foundry backs plasma based 3d printing as the future of electronics production

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Forget 3D printing: Plasma printing in space is where it’s at

Innovative startup Space Foundry has been talking up what could be the next major step on from 3D printing, namely plasma printing. Space Foundry is the brainchild of Ram Prasad Gandhiraman and Dennis Nordlund, and plasma printing is the culmination of three years of hard work.

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How Space Foundry’s plasma-based process will disrupt 3D printed electronics

The electronics 3D printing market is still fairly niche, with only a handful of players offering a commercial solution ( Nano Dimension and Optomec come to mind). This does not mean that exciting things are not happening in the wings, with various research groups and startups exploring different approaches to additively manufacturing electronics and new applications.

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Plasma Jet Printing Technology for In-Space Manufacturing and In-Situ Resource Utilization, Phase I

Manufacturing technologies that can embed structural electronics into objects built at destination are being explored by NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP). Direct write printing technologies play a key role in the fabrication of next generation of printed electronics products.

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NASA 3D PRINTING LEADS WAY ON NEW SPACE RACE – INVEST NOW!

3D printing has made it quicker and cheaper to create the critical components used in space exploration, creating a massive investment opportunity for early investors.

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NASA Selects In-Space and Advanced 3-D Manufacturing Technologies for Funding

NASA is continuing to encourage the use of 3-D manufacturing technologies for use on Earth and in space through the space agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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