It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
If the knob that flushes the space toilet breaks off, you won't need to wait for the next supply run to replace it.
originally posted by: rowanflame
Having used 3d printers I know the objects produced are ascetic not functional.....that is the material and quality is vastly inferior to items manufactured by other processes. I for one would not like to be a passenger in a space station made from 3d printed parts
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: rowanflame
A friend builds "quadcopters" (quotes because some are tricopters). He uses 3D printed parts. They are hideously ugly but they are durable, fit perfectly, and fulfill their function. His toys are amazing.