Astronauts at ISS use 3D printer to print a socket wrench

December 19, 2014 6:55 PM

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Astronauts at ISS use 3D printer to print a socket wrench

Astronauts at the International Space Station, for the very first time have printed a wrench, designed on Earth and then transmitted to space for manufacturing directly at ISS.

This is done by the ‘Made In Space’, a California company that designed the 3D printer aboard the ISS. In the past, International Space Station Commander Barry Wilmore had mentioned about the need for a ratcheting socket wrench and so the team decided to create one.

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