1.5 tonne building block produced as a demonstration

1.5 tonne building block produced as a demonstration

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30/01/2013 10:40 am

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This 1.5 tonne building block was produced as a demonstration of 3D printing techniques using lunar soil. The design is based on a hollow closed-cell structure – reminiscent of bird bones – to give a good combination of strength and weight.

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