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    Default New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    ....according to this Scientific American article, wood can now not only be made stronger, tougher and less subject to humidity, but transparent wood is now possible.

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/s...=pocket-newtab

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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    One could theorize that based upon this process it could supersede 3D printing at a much lower cost. There is no information in the article about adhesives and sealants needed to bind to the densified wood and fasteners to join parts. I’m sure the researchers are working on this issue as well. That would interesting to know. Could give a whole new meaning to cold molded hulls.

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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    I found this a bit odd.

    "A five-layer, plywoodlike sandwich of densified wood stopped simulated bullets fired into the material—a result Hu and his colleagues suggest could lead to low-cost armor."

    It can't take much to stop a "simulated bullet"

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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    simulated bullet: air cannon to fire a steel rod

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    A "simulated bullet"? Hey, REAL bullets are easy enough to get, and cheap.

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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    Straight to weaponization. do not pass go ,do not collect $200no boats for you.......it's for stoppin bullits...radar stealth

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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    I want a bulletproof stealth boat!
    Seriously, boats can benefit from research that has other intentions. But many here consider plywood "newfangled". This could take a while.

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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    Would a bulletproof stealth boat ... still get Epiphanes brightwork? Asking for a friend.
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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    simulated bullet: air cannon to fire a steel rod
    The lab techs fans of, "No Country?"




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    Default Re: New Process Makes Wood 10 Times Stronger

    Good tips, thanks for sharing with us!!

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