The ratchet was designed and emailed to the ISS by Made In Space and NASA, marking the history as the first tool ever built in space in. Since then many have printed their own copy and so did METLAB. We also went one step further and took an X-ray of it to show its internal structure. We believe that anyone with access to 3D printers should have one! Here is how you can print: your own Space wrench.
Additive manufacturing has opened new doors to space exploration by expanding manufacturing to extraterrestrial domain. METLAB is collaborating with some of the pioneers in this area by facilitating the material testing required to develop the frontier of this promising field.