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August 14, 2014 AT 3:00 pm

NASA plans to 3D print an entire telescope #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Ready or not, 3D printing is going to be out of this world… literally! By the end of next month, NASA Aerospace Engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete an imaging telescope almost entirely out of 3D-printed parts. The 2-inch device could feasibly change the way the organization takes pictures in space.

Read more details on atmel’s blog


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