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When traveling to other planetary bodies, each and every pound of cargo matters. If we can reduce the weight by building tools once we arrive, that’s less weight we need to launch from Earth and carry through space.Additive manufacturing is a way of printing three-dimensional (3D) components from a digital model. Thanks to our techies, we’re already testing this technology on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #tech #techies #technology #nationaltechiesday #science #engineering #math #stem #develop #innovate #missions #people

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  • I have seen 3D printers. Very cool. And that was 10 yrs ago. They are using all kinds of metals now as the printing materials in addition to plastic. Amazing stuff. Makes so much sense for the space station.
    11-Oct-2017 01:28:18 AM
  • LOL FAKE
    11-Oct-2017 02:25:07 AM
  • EVERYTHING NASA POSTS IS A LIE
    11-Oct-2017 02:42:04 AM
  • Which machine is this?
    11-Oct-2017 06:55:52 AM
  • NASA only posts fake stuff lol
    11-Oct-2017 08:20:48 AM
  • That is amazing !
    11-Oct-2017 09:59:26 AM
  • No @nasa there is no less weight. What matter do you bring to transform into objects?🤔Or maybe on different ships? Then you ask the first crew not to use mugs for their coffee for some time😂
    11-Oct-2017 11:18:28 AM
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️💪🏼
    11-Oct-2017 11:33:19 AM
  • I cant believe people think these images are real! smh
    12-Oct-2017 04:16:51 AM
  • 12-Oct-2017 04:49:27 AM
  • @cartier_t will even bring his own broom
    12-Oct-2017 05:21:09 AM
  • @NASA How does creating the tools in space reduce weight? You're still sending up the same amount of weight, just in raw form.
    12-Oct-2017 07:48:13 AM
  • exactly!!! seems like a stupid statement from NASA! but then again, although I love everything about what NASA does, I sometimes get the impression they think we on the outside are all a little thick!
    12-Oct-2017 09:01:01 AM
  • What is this thing😮😮
    12-Oct-2017 13:34:38 PM
  • Weed bong 🇪🇸
    12-Oct-2017 14:20:59 PM
  • So, some assembly required?
    12-Oct-2017 22:48:18 PM
  • @chelder772 individual technologies have so much potential, combine them & the possibilities can be exponential !!
    13-Oct-2017 23:33:20 PM
  • @caiocps1 não faz sentido nenhum. Eles têm que levar o filamento de qualquer forma. Matéria não se cria. Sem falar no peso da impressora! A pessoa que escreveu esse post não sabe de nada!
    14-Oct-2017 02:51:40 AM
  • Yep
    14-Oct-2017 03:46:32 AM
  • I am 10 and my dad works with genetics and mutation
    14-Oct-2017 14:19:22 PM
  • @ant.k_ pensé que decía marspace😂
    14-Oct-2017 21:30:02 PM
  • Would the materials to print the things needed have the same mass as say the actual tool printed? I mean then what would be the purpose of printing them?
    14-Oct-2017 23:20:18 PM
  • @nasa Does the material needed to 3D print tools weigh as much as the tools if they were launched from Earth
    15-Oct-2017 02:21:24 AM
  • 🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷 #persian_gulf
    15-Oct-2017 15:18:49 PM
  • 15-Oct-2017 15:19:00 PM
  • Dope af.
    15-Oct-2017 22:18:35 PM
  • In theory it WILL save weight in the wider picture. The ability to create custom sized and specific tooling without the need for machining equipment saves weight overall for the mission.
    16-Oct-2017 00:16:21 AM
  • Unless you are able to use the raw material available on the planetary body I don’t see how this could save weight, even in a broad view
    17-Oct-2017 04:19:22 AM
  • Im still tera forming mars... It takes what u humans call ...time....
    17-Oct-2017 06:30:04 AM
  • I think you should start small up there and build on from it instead of trying to do it all at once. But don't you still have to bring the materials with you.
    17-Oct-2017 18:01:00 PM
  • Dalhe
    20-Oct-2017 04:48:29 AM
  • What ee technology
    21-Oct-2017 07:26:26 AM
  • Можна печатать запчасти до корабля?
    21-Oct-2017 13:16:41 PM
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