Made In Space is a space-based manufacturing company founded in 2010, which started by making 3D printers usable in microgravity.
Service - Archinaut
- In-Space Manufacturing
Large Space Structures
Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
- Demonstration done
- First launch
In parallel they privately funded the development of expertise and technology to produce fibre in space. Their first fibre machine visible on Figure 5 was launched to the ISS in 2017 to test the system and draw some fiber. Same unit was returned to Earth and sent back to ISS again in 2018. More fiber was drawn in April 2018 and the unit was returned to Earth in the summer of 2018. The results are proprietary, but in August 2018 they raised their first outside funding round when before they primarily sustained themselves through government grants.