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NASA Demonstrates 3D Printing in Zero Gravity

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NASA Demonstrates 3D Printing in Zero Gravity

According to the NASA,” performed 3D printing under zero gravity in space to demonstrate that 3D printers work normally in space.  The International Space Station manufactured the first 3D printed object in space in November 2014.  NASA collaborated with Made In Space, Inc., to design, build and test the 3-D printer used in space.  Therefore, the first 3D printed object in space was a faceplate engraved with names of NASA and Made In Space, Inc.  NASA considers this experiment as the first step towards evolving use of additive manufacturing in space missions.  3D printing can be used as a fast and inexpensive way to manufacture parts in space, for example, to make repairs on International Space Station”.:)

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3D Printing In Zero-G Technology Demonstration by NASA

International Space Station’s 3-D Printer

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3D Printed Custom Insoles from SOLS

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3D Printed Custom Insoles from SOLS

According to the SOLS,” this is a New York-based startup that provides 3D printed custom insoles.  To purchase SOLS’ custom insoles, a customer uses to take photos of their feet.  The customer also provides information such as height, weight, length of each foot and so on.  SOLS recommends taking help from a buddy to take photos and measurements.  SOLS takes this information and generates a 3D model of the custom insoles for the customer.  The 3D model is used to 3D print the custom soles for the customer. The insoles generated are thin and can be work in any kind of shoes.  One can also include the width of the shoe to make sure the custom insoles work well with the shoe.

SOLS provides SOLS Flex and SOLS Rx.  SOLS Flex are custom insoles for daily use. SOLS Rx is prescription insoles for hing with aches and pain of feet.

Soles was co-founded by Kegan Schouwenburg in 2013.  SOLS has raised almost $20 Million from investors”.:)

 

http://www.sols.com

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