We’ve talked about some of the great benefits that could come from 3D fabricating in space.  So much so, that 3D printing can be used for printing food to on-the-fly plastic parts.  The European Space Agency is looking at a new type of 3D printing that could actually print metal parts.


This project dubbed AMAZE, which stands for Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production, will print using tungsten alloy, which is known for its high heat tolerance.  Furthermore, this project would take metal production beyond traditional metal casting and offer some unique and innovative designs.