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The first 3D printer from Made In Space was installed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2014. The idea sounds cool, but many ordinary earthlings have yet to feel its impact.

 

The start-up, based at NASA Ames Research Center in California, has since installed a second 3D printer on the ISS. The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is the first commercial 3D printer in space. Brought to the ISS in 2016, the AMF is already printing orders for commercial customers, including the first 3D-printed advertisement in space, a crowdsourced sculpture and projects for educational programs, such as Enterprise In Space.

 

Read more: http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/14481/The-Future-of-Building-and-3D-Printing-in-Space.aspx

 

Meet Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station (ISS), NASA Headquarters on May 9th & 10th in Luxembourg!