The 3D Cocooner is an exceptionally high-tech and exceedingly well designed and engineered 3D printing solution, developed by Festo's Bionic Learning Network, that is inspired by some of nature's smaller creations including caterpillars and spiders.
Indeed, the way that the 3D Cocooner goes about printing material is reminiscent of the way that a spider might spin its web or a caterpillar might form its cocoon, with the end result being the creation of complicated and three-dimensional yet free-standing lattice-style structures.
Ultimately, this very high-tech 3D printing solution could be used to create objects that are exceptionally strong yet flexible, and could be used to print structures and shapes that can't be built using conventional production.
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