Aug 21, 2013

New technology for the assembling of large objects from small 3d printed units

Kenneth Cheung and Neil Gershenfeld published a paper and are actively researching construction of large structures from small interlocking 3d printed modules (building blocks).  The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize the assembly of airplanes, spacecraft, and even larger structures, such as dikes and levees.

Yes yes, it can be used by robots to make spaceships in orbit, by I expect more of terrestrial appliances in near future (bridges, buildings etc.).

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