3D-printing Revolution Moves from Earth into Space

Astronauts on a space station have started to 3D-print tools, creating a new frontier and new techniques for industry. They are exploring on-site manufacturing of space equipment, telecommunications and even medical uses, says FT industry reporter Michael Pooler.

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