NASA Spinoff Database: Custom 3D Printers Revolutionize Space Supply Chain

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2015
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-218
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Getting supplies in space

Abstract:
Under a series of SBIR contracts with Marshall Space Flight Center, start-up company Made In Space, located on the center_s campus, developed a high-precision 3D printer capable of manufacturing items in microgravity. The company will soon have a printer installed on the International Space Station, altering the space supply chain. It will print supplies and tools for NASA, as well as nanosatellite shells and other items for public and private entities.

Full Article:
http://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2015/pdf/ip_1.pdf

Page Number in Published book: 134
Manufacturer: Made in Space
Website: http://www.madeinspace.us/

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