NASA in 3D

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    NASA is teaming up with several other government agencies to help take 3D printing technology to mainstream U.S. manufacturing.

    NASA’s joining up with several other government agencies to invest in America Makes, formerly the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This is a public-private partnership created to transition 3D printing technology into mainstream U.S. manufacturing.  NASA has teams of engineers and scientists looking at how 3D printing might help their instruments and mission, and says that the technology offers a good alternative to more traditional manufacturing approaches for customizing components. They say they need to get on board the 3D train to leverage it for their needs.