NASA awards Tethers Unlimited massive grant for in-orbit 3D printing on FabLab

NASA awards Tethers Unlimited massive grant for in-orbit 3D printing on FabLab

Though it’s no bigger than your average dorm room refrigerator, this state-of-the-art tech unit is anything but. Known as the Refabricator, this specialized device is a joint 3D printer-recycler machine pioneered by additive manufacturing firm Tethers Unlimited. In development by the Washington-based tech company since 2015, the Refabricator has made headlines repeatedly over the last two years, as Tethers’ bid for NASA’s forthcoming FabLab station. Now, the ingenious 3D printer-recycler unit is in the news once again; this time, as the winner of NASA’s massive prototyping grant that will catapult the Refabricator onto the International Space Station. To catch […]

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