posted on May, 22 2013 @ 11:21 AM
This is way cool. It seems that NASA is funding research into 3-D printed food for its Astronauts for extended stays and journeys into Space; such as
MARS. The idea is to have dry ingredients in cartridges then mix them with water from another cartridge to create the food(s). Having dry
ingredients vastly increases the shelf life of food(s) and makes sustaining humans in Space or on other planets more of a possibility.
Beyond that, I think 3-D printing can be a real game changer and it could change the way things are done in this world. Beyond guns, cars, and food,
the applications are limitless as there can be a move to start printing prosthetic limbs for athletes or veterans, 3-D print simple housing for the
homeless, and on and on. It could completely change manufacturing. What other applications can be thought of by the ATS community? Let's see what we
can come up with.
edit on 22-5-2013 by lostbook because: forgot to post link