CAD Design Reaching for the Final Frontier

June 10, 2015

NASA_logo.svgPart of the beauty of working with CAD design is that for planning, the sky is the limit – and sometimes literally beyond. From wireless telecom CAD to medical gas drafting, civil drafting and more, there are limitless possibilities for many industries. Now NASA in a partnership with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute are offering skilled CAD designers a chance to win $2.25 million to help plan a habitat for space.

This project will be part of a two phase plan to create a livable habitat in space. During the first phase the goal is to design a workable and 3-D printable habitat. Once the concept is in place the project will move to phase two where teams will work together to develop fabrication technologies and implementing the construction.

3-D Printing Opening Possibilities for Innovation

Many scientists, including those from NASA, see CAD design as the future of further and safer space exploration. In 2014 a 3-D printer was used on a job at the International Space Station.

Sean Peasgood, CEO of Sophic Capital put it elegantly by stating, “Why carry spare parts [to space] when files can be uploaded from Earth and printed?” Opening this project up as a competition shows NASA’s desire to have competitors think outside the box and open the doors for innovation.

Thinking of Becoming a CAD Designer?

Whether you are looking to pioneer space habitation or work closer to home on Earth, we encourage you to contact us online or give us a call at 919-457-9184. For more than 15 years, CAD Designers have helped lead the industry around the Raleigh, NC area, and even offer staffing solutions for architectural designers and engineers.


As a CAD Designer with over 26 years of computer aided design experience Charlie Seymour is the President and Owner of CAD Designers, Inc. a nation wide cad service firm.

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