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May 15, 2014 AT 4:00 am

NASA & Made in Space: 3D Printing in Space #3DThursday #3DPrinting

While we have covered Made in Space before, sharing about their efforts to advocate for a role for additive manufacturing in space, this discussion about joint efforts with NASA to get not only 3D printers in space, but newly announced R3DO initiative to find solutions for recycling ABS print materials in place, and other elements rolled into the slated launches are well worth a listen!

NASA & Made in Space: 3D Printing in Space G+ Hangout: Manufacturing Technology in Space, hosted by Adam Mann of WIRED:

[Helpful hint — there is a bizarre time loop over the course of the first 3min that disrupts the discussion — jump right to about 03:00min when you hit the loops to get back into the discussion.]

NASA and Made in Space will discuss the 3D printer which will be launching in space, and the impact the technology stands to have on the agency in the future. Discussion moderated by WIRED’s Adam Mann.

Participants:

  • LaNetra Tate, Space Technology Mission Directorate program executive for additive manufacturing of NASA
  • Niki Werkheiser, Made in Space integration manager for NASA
  • Michael Chen, CSO for Made In Space

Moderator:

  • Adam Mann, Space and physics reporter for WIRED

Read more.


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