Our collaboration with ‘Made in Space’, which started in 2011, has resulted in our electronics being used as part of the 3D printer which will be sent in space to the International Space Station (ISS). This was reported by the U.S. Space agency NASA, last Friday. These electronics are prototypes which have not been used in our previous 3D printer models.
“The 3D Print experiment with NASA is a step towards the future,” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made in Space. “The ability to 3D print parts and tools on demand greatly increases the reliability and safety of space missions while also dropping the cost by orders of magnitude. The first printers will start by building test items, such as computer component boards, and will then build a broad range of parts, such as tools and science equipment.”
Check out this interesting TEDXembryriddle talk on space colonization and additive manufacturing for more understanding!