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Title: [NSS]Beam it up, Scotty: 3D Printing may have space applications
Post by: Feed Bot on July 08, 2011, 07:06:41 PM
Beam it up, Scotty: 3D Printing may have space applications

Tools and mechanical parts might be “beamed” up to a space station or a lunar or Mars base using technology that has in recent years become a central process in design prototyping known as 3D printing or SLS (selective laser sintering). In this technology, an object is scanned and a powdery substance is converted via [...]

Source: Beam it up, Scotty: 3D Printing may have space applications (http://blog.nss.org/?p=2790)