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NASA Completes the First Successful 3-D Print in Space

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Just two months after SpaceX delivered Made In Space's zero-gravity 3-D printer to the International Space Station, astronauts aboard report they have completed the first 3-D build in space.

According to Made In Space, which developed the unique  printer for NASA, the part will serve as a faceplate for the printer's extruder.

While that might not seem as exciting as, say, a 3-D printed pizza or a piece of hardware to keep the vessel running, it marks an historic moment for the technology nonetheless and also serves as demonstration of the capabilities it will eventually offer space travelers.

Read more on the first 3-D build in space on IndustryWeek.

IndustryWeek is an NED companion site within Penton's Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group.

 

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