NASA’s First 3-D Printer to Print in Space

December 1, 2014 10:26 AM

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This week NASA publicly announced that its space 3-D printer successfully printed a 3-D spare part under zero gravity conditions on International Space Station (ISS). The printer is made by a Silicon Valley based producer called Made in Space and it was transported to ISS two months ago on a resupply mission.

The device printed a faceplate carrying NASA and Made in Space’s logos. Although this may not seem a big deal, Niki Werkheiserr, chief manager for the ISS 3-D printer project at NASA’s space flight center headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, was very enthusiastic about it. He said it was a history ...

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