British fleet could sail 3D printed ships by 2030

A wave of 3D-printed ships and futuristic equipment may become a reality for the British fleet by 2030, according to a new report which points to similar prospects for the commercial fleet.
BY DANIEL LOGAN BERG-MUNCH

3D-printed ships, both big and small, built from a mixture of metal and plastic powder and manned by a crew equipped with wi-fi contact lenses and resilient exoskeletons which make moving heavy objects a breeze.

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