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A 3D metal printer could allow astronauts to create complex metal structures in orbit and on future Moon and Mars bases.
Photo credit: ESA
The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched what it claims is the “first metal 3D printer” stationed on the International Space Station (ISS). While plastic 3D printers have been in use on board the ISS since 2014, a machine that prints stainless steel would be new and could give astronauts larger…
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