Lowe’s and Made in Space launch first commercial 3D printer into outer space

Lowe's and Made in Space launch first commercial 3D printer into outer space

3D printing is taking off—literally. Hardware and home improvement company Lowe’s today announced a major partnership between Lowe’s Innovation Labs and Made in Space to launch the first commercially available, permanent 3D printer into space. The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) will land on the International Space Station (ISS) in early 2016 and allow astronauts to 3D print replacement parts and Lowe’s branded tools on-demand. While astronauts have access to […]