NASA set to launch 3D printer

Investor's Business Daily
October 2013
Investors Business Daily;10/ 1/2013, pA02
The U.S. space agency is preparing to launch a toaster-size 3D printer into space next fall, according to the AP. Astronauts won't need to pack up as many parts, tools and supplies when they go up into space. Engineers in NASA labs are using 3D printers to make replacement parts that could survive extreme temperatures, satellites that can transmit data to Earth, and other gear. NASA hired startup Made In Space to build a new printer — existing models NASA considered were built for use on Earth.


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