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3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists

Futurists technologies could allow aircraft to heal itself, divide into smaller ones or knock out missiles with direct energy.  An artist impression of BAE’s the Transformer, a futuristic long-range aircraft that divides into smaller ones during or upon arrival at its mission. Photograph: BAE Systems/PA   3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could […]

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Nasa Tests 3S-printed rocket injector

Nasa tests 3D-printed rocket engine fuel injector

Nasa has announced it has successfully tested a 3D-printed rocket engine part. The US space agency said that the injector component could be made more quickly and cheaply using the technique. The part is used to deliver liquid oxygen and hydrogen gas to an engine’s combustion chamber. The news follows General Electric’s revelation that it […]

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3D Printing – Whatever next?

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is quickly becoming mainstream and we’re are rubbing our hands with glee at the prospect. But what’s so exciting about a technology, which some say has the potential to be as important as the Internet? 1. Well, for a start, it can print cars! The makers of the latest Bond […]

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Working gun made with 3D printer

The world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online. The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of […]

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