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post #44 of Old 02-10-2014
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Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

just stumbled across an german article on how researchers produced lightweight materials with a similar strength to solid steel...
here the english abstract:
High-strength cellular ceramic composites with 3D microarchitecture
and it is done with 3D laser lithografie which is a type of 3D printing...
we are just at the beginning of an era and nobody can tell how much more is to come in the future...
that is what the whole material looks like on a close up:
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