NASA and European Space Agencies are proving to the masses that Aerospace and 3D Printing are made for each other. Sculpteo asked its folks what’s their favorite story about Aerospace 3D Printing. Below are the top favorites!
First espresso drinked in a 3D-printed cup in the ISS
International Space Station is the perfect spot to drink an espresso and watch our little blue planet… once you solved 2 problems: how to make a good espresso in space and how keep the liquid into a cup? The italian space agency, in collaboration with Lavazza and Argotec, created the ISSpresso machine, that is able to produce a tasty espresso in a place with zero-gravity. The precious liquid get out of the ISSpresso in a pouch and astronauts are using a straw to drink it (you can check this funny video in italian to see how they taste their non-gravitationnal coffee at ISS). The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University designed the perfect cup for this situation: the Zero-G espresso cups.