Nasa and the amazing space printer – BBC News
A start-up funded by Nasa is about to launch a 3D printer into space – and its ambitions are huge. On 23 March, a 3D printer will be blasted up to the six-strong crew in the ISS. It will be used to make spare parts, as well as experiments.
A prototype printer – the first manufacturing device ever in space – has already been trailed by the ISS crew. This new model, however, will see the project move into being fully operational.