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Growing aircraft from molecules

Discussion in 'Space Technology' started by ngatimozart, Jul 15, 2016.

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  1. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

    Feb 5, 2010
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    Christchurch, New Zealand
    BAE and a British researcher are working on a new methodology for creating aircraft parts and aircraft by growing the parts from molecules instead of 3D printing as happens at the moment. This looks like quite an exciting development and the article states that it can be quite quick compared to current build times. It states that it could be possible to build complete aircraft using this methodology, although this will be some time off.