Houston, TX – December 1, 2014. Deep Space Industries and Solid Prototype Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize spacecraft design and production through Solid Prototype’s 3D printing services, targeted at reducing fabrication costs, speeding turnaround times for new designs, and eliminating mass from spacecraft structures.
“Solid Prototype’s technology services will enable Deep Space Industries to achieve the rapid turnaround and fast iteration that is crucial to bringing down the cost of space exploration,” said DSI Vice Chair, David Gump. “We are intending, over time, to see how much of the contents of our spacecraft can become integrated with the structure, thereby reducing the mass required to reach a desired structural strength.”
As 3D printing technology matures, DSI and Solid Prototype will be at the forefront of bringing 3D printing innovations to deep space. The industry and the technology are still evolving, and this partnership will help push the technology to new heights.
“We are about to witness a product development revolution for space, and the obvious first step will be through 3D-printing,” said Barton Bollfrass, CEO of Solid Prototype. “We are thrilled to be providing Deep Space Industries with the prototypes needed for its CubeSat projects.”
Solid Prototype brings a depth of 3D printing expertise to the partnership. It was the first stand-alone 3D-printing service bureau in North America when the company was founded in 2011 and now services a majority of the Fortune 500 companies that utilize this technology.
“The ability to solve intricate design and manufacturing programs is an important component of our business success,” said Deep Space Industries CEO Daniel Faber. “The partnership with Solid Prototype will help provide the resources and innovation that we need to further our corporate vision.”
About Solid Prototype:
Solid Prototype is the current leader in 3D printing services in North America. We offer the fastest turnaround on Earth, operate the most accurate machines in existence, and only offer true 3D-printing services – we never use FDM.”
About Deep Space Industries:
Deep Space Industries is a space resources and technology company, developing efficient means to locate, harvest, refine and manufacture the resources of our solar system. DSI is applying these unique capabilities and technologies to provide solutions for both terrestrial and space-sector customers.