Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) is lightweight, efficient, and can be utilized in isolation. These 3 factors make the technology perfect for multiple developing industries in space travel. Companies large and small are beginning to invest huge amounts of capital into developing industrial-scale and travel sized 3D printers that will be able to produce spare parts for quick fixes, biomaterials for medical emergencies, and even satellites’ solar panels that can assemble themselves in orbit . . .

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