The file for the famous wrench that was ’emailed’ to space to be printed was made public during the holidays and I had to print it.
It’s really cool to be able to print the same models that are currently being test printed in space. These parts and tools will be brought back to earth and tested against earth-based prints to see what, if any, difference it makes printing them in space.
It’s a simple, ratcheting wrench with an ingenious design with an internal mechanism that was made to be printed all in one go, without any support material.
Made In Space will be making more files available for downloading and printing on NASA’s 3D model & printables repositories. Keep an eye on this page for more cool printables…they already have a bunch of great downloads available.
Hopefully they’ll also share more details about the prints like the print settings and materials they are printing with. My prints worked perfectly the first time using PLA and standard 0.20mm layer height with 25% infill.