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NASA Completes the First Successful 3D Print in Space

Nov. 26, 2014
3D printing is officially out of this world.

Just two months after SpaceX delivered Made In Space's zero-gravity 3D printer to the International Space Station, astronauts aboard report they have completed the first 3D 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 3D-printed pizza or a piece of hardware to keep the vessel running, it marks a historic moment for the technology nonetheless and also serves as a demonstration of the capabilities it will eventually offer space travelers.

To read the full article see "NASA Completes the First Successful 3D Print in Space" which originally appeared on IndustryWeek, an Endeavor Business Media partner site.


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