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Lost Your Wrench? Print a New One...Is This the Future of Tools?

comments (0) July 22nd, 2011 in Blogs
JFink Justin Fink, Senior Editor

Video Length: 4:54
Produced by: National Geographic

I stumbled across this cool video from a National Geographic TV show on the tools used by astronauts.

You saw it on Star Trek, and it turns out that reality isn't too far off the mark. A Burlington, MA outfit called Z Corporation is producing 3D printers, which can create fully-functional complex objects, including moving parts, right out of the machine - no assembly required.

Don't believe me? Check out the Crescent wrench they made in this video...

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