Astronauts will start 3D printing medical supplies aboard ISS this month

From 3ders.org
January 10, 2017 - 8:07am

The use of 3D printing in space has presented a number of breakthroughs for astronauts and space agencies. For instance, the 3D printer aboard the ISS has been used to make useful tools for the astronauts, and has the potential to create replacement parts; satellites and exploring devices are also being 3D printed; and current research is exploring how the technology could help to make habitats and colonies in space when the time comes. One application, which may seem like the most obvious one, has not been spoken about as much, at least until now.



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