First Commercial 3D Printer Installed In Space Now Taking Orders
If you haven’t heard, the first ever space-based commercial 3D printer is on the International Space Station and it’s capable of printing ratchets, mesh, chain link parts and whatever else you can dream up within a certain size. This is the very first time a 3D printer has been created to withstand zero gravity and the very first time a company has manufactured products in space. The name of the company is Made In Space, and they were formed only in 2010. So far, they have created a total of 25 objects in outer space.
The idea is that printing 3D objects in space is a much better alternative for astronauts than launching earth-made objects to space.