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First Ever 3-D Printed 'Tool' Fabricated in Space

Could this signal the start of a revolution in 3-D printed products and transform how we manufacture stuff in a microgravity environment? Possibly.

Published On 11/26/2014
3:14 PM EST
The "First Print" in space is a part of the printer itself. The printhead faceplate holds internal wiring in place within the 3-D printer's extruder. | NASA/Made In Space
The Microgravity Science Glovebox, where the 3-D printer has been installed, resides in the Columbus module on the space station. | NASA