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3D Systems' BFB 3000 Conquers Zero Gravity

  • Friday, 12th August 2011
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3D Systems’ BFB 3000, used to create plastic and composite parts from CAD files, has completed two zero-gravity test flights in partnership with Made in Space, a start-up dedicated to providing solutions for manufacturing in outer space.

Made in Space believes that the advantages of 3D printing make it the perfect system for use in outer space. “3D printing and in-space manufacturing will dramatically change the way we look at space exploration, commercialisation, and mission design today,” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Made in Space. “The possibilities range from building on-demand parts for human missions to building large space habitats that are optimized for space.” Made in Space is planning additional zero-gravity and suborbital testing over the next twelve months.

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