It looks like chain mail, but unlike the ancient armor, NASA's fabric isn't welded together. Instead a 3-D printer extrudes stainless steel as a continuous sheet of material with different properties on each side.
Consumer Reports, which six months ago was skeptical about the viability of Tesla's Solar Roof product, has once again "done the math" using newly announced pricing estimations.
Waterjet cutting is a proven method for creating intricate and precise cuts with nearly any kind of material, although the machines are big and expensive.
Sometimes it would be useful, or even just cool, to be able to illuminate a whole wall.
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While Tesla itself still needs to figure out how to produce and prepare the production line for it Solar Roof products (a pilot validation line will be established at the company's Fremont facility in June before moving to volume production at the