Braskem’s Green PE Used to 3D Print Parts in Space

| December 28, 2016

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So here’s a really cool innovation story for you all, combining renewable materials, 3D printing AND space: green plastic made from sugarcane is now is now being used to fabricate parts in space. This is thanks to a partnership between Braskem America Inc. and U.S.-based Made In Space, a developer of zero gravity 3D printers and an official supplier to NASA. The technology allows astronauts to fabricate tools and spare parts in space using the biobased resin.The first part made from the raw material outside of Earth was a pipe connector for a vegetable irrigation system, which was fabricated by the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF)—the first commercial 3D printer permanently allocated in space. The equipment, which will fabricate various types of parts using ‘I'm green’ plastic, is located on the International Space Station (ISS) and was developed by Made In Space, with the support of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS).

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