Almost every day we have news of a new advance in terms of 3D printing, which has managed to sneak in a lot of disciplines and fields, offering versatility that puts us before a wide range of possibilities, already with her can be done practically everything from prosthetics, spare parts, to cars, artificial organs, medicines and buildings.
It is a reality that 3D printing is here to stay, now just need to fully mature and is available to anyone, but this does not mean that this technology can not keep evolving, on the contrary, maturity only means that it is now able to take the next step and that consists in new 3D printers of objects while they float.
Comes the ability to print in any area of the object
A few days ago, he was granted a new patent to the famous company of aviation Boeing, which consists of an advanced system of 3D printing of objects that levitate, eye, is not that the resulting object acquires the ability to levitate by itself, but While the object this is floating, thus have a new possibility of design in various angles and areas of this object.
The system consists of a magnetic, or base equipped with a system of acoustic waves, This is placed on the central material that will be printed, and through multiple printers will be adding materials and giving shape to the object, according to the design chosen. Printers can change heads to shoot higher or lower amount of material, that this may be different texture types.
The advantage of this levitation, is that while the object floats, it may be manipulated in any direction, something that 3D printing can do to today, since everything is below up, there is no possibility to print at the base of the object.
From 2015, companies such as Lufthansa, Atos and the same Boeing reported that they had started to use parts and printed parts in 3D for their aircraft, so the idea of Boeing, who has currently used 20,000 printed parts in 3D for its aircraft, It is to have greater flexibility when creating these pieces, and not face limitations arising now with 3D printers.
It should be noted that This is just a patent, so far there is a device capable of performing this task and offer these options, even the final product can be very different from what you have thought of such a patent. So it will take.