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3D Printing a NASA Space Wrench - Video

Posted February 01, 2016 1:05 PM by SavvyExacta

Watch our 3D printer create a NASA space wrench! You may have seen our previous posts explaining that we would be conducting a live Periscope broadcast about 3D printing. Periscope broadcasts are only available within the app for a limited time, so here is a video version of the session that you can watch.

Click here to watch the video.

Tools Used:

Printer - http://wanhaousa.com/products/duplicator-i3-steel-frame

Filament - http://www.amazon.com/Hatchbox-1-75mm-3D-Printer-Filament/dp/B00J0ECR5I

Wrench - http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/wrench-mis

Printer Setup and Modifications:

http://www.3dprinterbrain.com/pmwiki.php/DupI3/InitialSetup

Models to Download:

https://www.thingiverse.com/

http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models/printable

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Re: 3D Printing a NASA Space Wrench - Video

07/12/2016 8:14 PM

At one point, I worked with an engineer who said he had previously worked on the Apollo Program. One thing he said (that has stuck in my memory all these years), was that, as a last resort, the astronauts were provided a little wrench with which to open the capsule door after splash-down. The ''point'' of all this is that, in future, long-range, space flights, astronauts may well have the option to ''print-out'' their tools, if, and as, needed... . . .

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