Toronto doctor using 3D printer to solve the problems of space travel

#Toronto doctor #JulielynnWong travelled to the habitat last December, her bag held a rather bulky item: a #3DPrinter. She wanted to test what tools can be fabricated on the fly to treat ill or injured #Astronauts.

So the idea was, hey, why don’t I look at the #Medical inventory for #Space missions and see what’s 3D printable — just try to convert everything from hardware into something that’s virtual?” says Wong. In addition, she decided to power the device with #SolarPanels — a likely #Martian energy source. “Using #3DPrinters for space #Medicine is transformative.”

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