WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

by Staff Writers
Pullman WA (SPX) Dec 03, 2012

Imagine landing on the moon or Mars, putting rocks through a 3-D printer and making something useful – like a needed wrench or replacement part. “It sounds like science fiction, but now it’s really possible,” says Amit Bandyopadhyay, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University.

Bandyopadhyay and a group of colleagues recently published a paper in Rapid Prototyping Journal demonstrating how to print parts using materials from the moon.

Read more: WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock — Space Travel.

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