Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques that are advancing by leaps and bounds on the ground will need more work before they can be applied in meaningful ways to construction projects in space, a committee of the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) has found. A prepublication draft of the report "3D Printing in Space," released July 18 by The NRC Committee on Space-Based Additive Manufacturing, found that government and industry are not adequately organized for the research and ...


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