3-D Printer Can Recycle Things It Has Made

Recently the International Space Station received a new batch of cargo. One of the items delivered was a new machine called the Refabricator. The Refabricator is a 3-D printer, that allows astronauts to make tools to their own specifications immediately, without waiting months for items to be flown from Earth. What makes the Refabricator special is it’s able to recycle things it’s already printed and turn them into new materials. It can even create the raw 3-D printer filament from old packing supplies, like the foam and plastic shipping materials NASA uses to pack its cargo for the trip to space.  Read more about it.

 


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