Dez 18, 2013 - 3D-Druck News

The Future, in 3D

Last August, NASA revealed that their 3D printer for outer space — made in partnership with Made In Space, a startup based in California — passed several initial tests required for space flight. Their goal is to provide astronauts with tools to build replacement parts on demand in the space station. While such specialized 3D printing is making inroads in diverse areas, such as aerospace, medical implants, regenerative medicine and jewelry design, consumer 3D printing with printers small enough to fit on your desk is also developing at a fanatic pace. What will it mean when astronauts can easily replace rocket engine parts, while traveling long distances in space?
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