NASA Develops 3D Printer For Space Missions

NASA Develops 3D Printer For Space Missions
technology

The space exploration agency contracted Made In Space to build the printer for the International Space Station.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 14 june 2013

NASA has partnered with space manufacturing company Made In Space to develop a 3D printer built specifically for microgravity.

The 3D printer is built to withstand the environment in space and uses extrusion additive manufacturing to build items layer by layer using polymers and other materials.

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