Jet-Propelled 3D-Printed Drone Claims Speed Record

Now imagine the peacetime, non – military uses of ” printing ” equipment & resources with 3 – D ” Printing ” technology ( I prefer something more like ” fabrication ” or ” replication “, but hey, while we’re here, let’s go with ” printing ” ).
Universal donor blood & marrow. Synthetic skin for burn victims. Joints & bone – grafts, prosthetics.
Tools used in space travel ( A 3 – D printer is 1 of the items ready to be sent to the ISS, which could bode well for a space station supposedly scheduled to be decommissioned in 2020 much like the Mir was ). Military & emergency civilian MREs ( Meals ), 1st – aid supplies, automotive parts, computer components. Even my DENTIST uses a 3 – D ” printer ” to design fillings & crowns.
Inevitably this technology will become available to the average person, & best – case scenario, we’ll use it for constructive purposes rather than building better meth – labs, I would hope.
I’d prefer having it to design my own mini – helicopter. 🙂
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A new jet-powered drone might be the most complex flying machine ever built using 3D printing.

Source: Jet-Propelled 3D-Printed Drone Claims Speed Record

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Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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