Sunday, July 31, 2011

Printed Aircraft?

The world's first printed aircraft has flown. No, it was not a paper aeroplane. Using an industrial 3D printer, some engineers manufactured the complete airframe of a UAV.

I wonder if how long before someone tries this on a hobbyist 3D printer. The future of small scale manufacturing is already here and it can only get better, cheaper, and easier. Looking around the EOS website, the P 730 mentioned in the article is already a previous generation model.

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