No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

December 23, 2014 by  
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Launching anything into space requires a massive amount of time, money and resources. So what if astronauts could just “print out” anything they need? Now they can! Astronauts on the International Space Station recently used a 3D printer to print out a socket wrench, which they then used. Can a Star Trek-style replicator be far behind? Read the rest of No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d print polymers , 3d Printed space station , 3D printing , 3d Technology , 3d technology construction , made in space , nasa , space , space technology

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No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

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