Credit: Space Foundation

Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, has received a grant from Boeing to fund a new Addictive Manufacturing Space Lab.

 Devoted to 3D design, printing, and other additive manufacturing and fabrication methods, the Boeing Additive Manufacturing Space Lab will be a new immersive education lab serving students, teachers and industry across the globe.

Space Foundation CEO Heather Pringle commented, “Boeing’s commitment to education aligns seamlessly with our mission, and we are immensely grateful for their continued support in propelling our Space Foundation Discovery Center to the forefront of innovative educational offerings. This generous grant will fuel the creation of a new state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing Space Lab, empowering educators, inspiring students, and connecting with partners worldwide.  We are excited to continue this transformative partnership with Boeing, working hand in hand to inspire the next generation of space innovators.”

The 826-square-foot Boeing Additive Manufacturing Space Lab is designed to revolutionize student learning, enhance visitor experiences, and foster global engagement through interactive digital activities and cutting-edge physical technology. Within the Lab, displays on the additive manufacturing industry will educate and inspire museum visitors, showcasing groundbreaking technology that has significantly impacted manufacturing and the space industry.

 “The Space Domain is no longer the future of human discovery and national defense — it is the here and now, and students need the right skills to meet today’s moment,” said Kay Sears, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space, Intelligence and Weapons Systems. “We are proud to support the Space Foundation’s new additive manufacturing lab at the Discovery Center in Colorado, which will serve as an important resource for students to learn through hands-on training and experience.”

The Lab will seamlessly integrate with other Discovery Center experiences, enhancing the overall learning environment. This synergy with existing labs, such as the Drone Lab and Lockheed Martin Mars Robotics Lab, amplifies the educational journey by leveraging 3D printing technology. The Lab fosters cross-disciplinary connections, promoting a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge technologies. As the design and development phase continues, Space Foundation welcomes Boeing’s insights to optimize the Lab’s components, ensuring an exceptional learning impact and highlighting Boeing’s remarkable capabilities.

Remember, you can post job opportunities in the AM Industry on 3D ADEPT Media for free or look for a job via our job board. Make sure to follow us on our social networks and subscribe to our weekly newsletter: FacebookTwitterLinkedIn & Instagram ! If you want to be featured in the next issue of our digital magazine or if you hear a story that needs to be heard, make sure you send it to