Making an Astronauts Tool?
Today I had a go at recreating a multipurpose precision maintenance tool, a tool used by astronauts on the International Space Station.
This Multi-tool has a lot of important tools that aids an astronauts in carrying out their daily tasks and regular maintenance, the two blocks at the top allow the user to attach sockets, wrenches of different sizes are aligned down the middle, on the bottom left is a precision tool for measuring, a set of wire gauges and wire stripper on the bottom right.
This design also has a large ring that allow the astronaut to tether the tool to his or her space suit so it doesn’t get lost in space.
The tool is light weight and fits quite nicely in my hand.
Print Time: 2 hours 45 mins approx.
Print Medium: FDM
Material: White PrimaValue PLA – Polylactic acid
Temperature: 195 Centigrade
Hot Bed: No
Infill: 33% (If you want to use this as an actual tool, then I would suggest a 100% infill for added strength)
Layer Height: 0.02mm
Raft Material: No, not required.
Support Material: No, not required.
Active Cooling: No,
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NASA has a large archive of printable 3D models for free, you can find them at https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models so you can download these highly detailed models for yourself. Some models are complete but and may require you to manually slice the models to make them more 3D printer friendly.
What do you think of this awesome spaceman’s tool? Have you printed or made any of NASA’s 3D models? We would love to see, just share bellow.