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Thursday, May 19, 2016

The First Moon Base Will Be 3D Printed

The First Moon Base Will Be Printed

Morgan Saletta | May 17, 2016

Planetary Resources, a company hoping to make asteroid mining into a trillion dollar industry, earlier this year unveiled the world’s first 3D printed object made from bits of an asteroid.
3D printing, and additive manufacturing processes more generally, have made many advances in recent years. Just a few years ago, most 3D printing was only used for building prototypes, which would then go on to be manufactured via conventional processes. But it’s now increasingly being used for manufacturing in its own right.

"A 3D-printing robot (Still from YouTube video/European Space Agency)." Source:
A living pod is protected by a concrete layer made of moon dust (Still from YouTube video/European Space Agency)

<more at; related articles: (How to build a lunar base with 3D printing. February 1, 2013) and (Europe To Use 3D Printing To Build Permanent Moon Base By 2030. March 22, 2016)>

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