Planetary Resources and 3D Systems print world’s first object from asteroid metals.
Last week at CES “Planetary Resources” gave visitors a first impression of how asteroid mining could impact future material markets. By processing a prehistoric meteorite “planetary resources” managed to create a printable asteroid metal power. 3D Systems newly released “ProX DMP 320 direct metal printer“ was used to print the object.
3D printing alien materials plays an essential role for future plans of colonising distant planets as Chris Lewicki Ceo of Planetary Resources stated.
“Instead of manufacturing something in an Earth factory and putting it on a rocket and shipping it to space, what if we put a 3D printer into space and everything we printed with it we got from space?”
Images by “Planetary Resources” http://www.planetaryresources.com/#home-asteroids