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3D Printer Installed on the International Space Station

The first printer with the ability of creating three dimensional objects has been installed at the International Space Station. This is the first 3D printer being used in zero gravity conditions. 3D printing is done by extruding streams of metal, plastic or other material and welding it together to produce three-dimensional objects.   The printer was brought to the space station on the SpaceX 4 resupply mission.

The printer will first do a series of test products before being used on more important things. These products will then be tested for accuracy on Earth to assure the printers capabilities in zero gravity. After these tests projects are completed they will start planning on future possible uses of 3D printing in space. The end goal is to be able to use 3D printers like these on long term missions to deep space.

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