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aircraft produced on a 3D printer

aircraft produced on a 3D printer

RE: aircraft produced on a 3D printer

But the technology to do this has been around for over a decade for starch. It could have been done in SLA as well, over a couple decades ago. The only thing really new is that they just decided to do it.  


RE: aircraft produced on a 3D printer

ESP, the materials have improved, the process has improved, the costs may have decreased, the software for modelling it has improved, the electronics for the payload have improved & shrunk...

Sure, you could have probably done some fragile, expensive remote controlled plane a decade or more ago but it may only be in the last few years where you could create a cost effective functionally usefull drone.

I wonder if they've been using any of these technologies already on some 'proof on concept' aircraft etc.

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