Sandwich structure aerofoil demonstrator made of Titanium using 3D-printing technology (Photo: Cranfield University)
Participant at a press conference at the London Science Museum observes a 3D printed metallic object (Photo: ESA-N. Vicente)
The AMAZE logo printed in metal using an additive manufacturing 3D printing technique that could be making its way to the ISS in the not too distant future (Photo: ESA-N. Vicente)
3D printers have already migrated from factories to the home and are now set to journey into space, where the cost of delivering replacement tools, components and structures can cost in the millions. The AMAZE (Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products) from the ESA and the European Commission aims to deliver the first 3D metal printer to the International Space Station (ISS) to allow astronauts to print custom objects on demand.
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