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Fraser
2009-Sep-29, 04:10 PM
It's not quite like requesting "Tea, Earl Grey, hot" and having a steaming drink appear, but almost. The Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, developed at NASA's Langley Research Center, is an engineer's version of the science fiction replicator on Star Trek. "You start with a drawing of the part you want to build, you [...]

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