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NASA Wants 3D Printers in Space

21st Century Wire says…

Our brave new world isn’t very brave when it comes to new technology…

There is a lot of speculation as to whether or not US authorities will pursue an all out ban on 3D printers in America because of their ability to create simple hand-held weapons or guns, claiming that it’s yet another ‘national security issue’. Angry gun grabbers in power like Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein think so (they would also ban the internet if they could).

It’s more likely that this brilliant new open source technology is being suppressed because of the potential it holds to liberate man from the tyranny of the current centralised globalist supply chain system fueled by slave labour in the Far East.

Now NASA says they need them in space…

The International Space Station will get its own 3D printer next year

Few emerging technologies have as much potential to change the future of space exploration as 3D printing. And NASA wants to make that future happen.

Working with Made In Space, which specializes in low-gravity additive manufacturing, NASA plans to send a 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) next August, reports Space.com.

For astronauts, the potential here is huge: Rather than bring certain parts with them on trips, explorers can print them as they’re need. According to NASA, roughly 30 percent of parts on the ISS could be replicated with 3D printers.

“[3D printing] will allow us to live and work in space with the same efficiency and productivity that we do on Earth, with the ultimate objective being to eliminate reliance on materials and parts launched from the ground,” NASA product manager Niki Werkheiser said in a statement…

Read more at Washington Post

READ MORE 3D PRINTING NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire 3D Printing Files



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