Beginning of "off-Earth manufacturing" as first part 3D printed on the International Space Station

11/25/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="">Mike Wall</a> -<br><br>The International Space Station's 3D printer has produced its first part, ushering in what proponents hope will be a new age of off-Earth manufacturing.<br><br>The <a href="">3D printer</a>, which was designed and built by California-based startup Made In Space, created an extruder plate — a piece of itself — on Monday (Nov. 24), wrapping up the hour-long task at 4:28 p.m. EST (2128 GMT). <br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON SPACE.COM</a><br><br><a href="">HOW 3D PRINTING COULD AID SPACE EXPLORATION</a><br>