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Bionic Partition

The Living, An Autodesk Studio

Bionic Partition

The Bionic Partition is a wall that separates an airplane’s seating area from the galley—but it’s not just any old wall. Using the complex 2D patterns of growing slime mold as a model for its geometric design, the 3D-printed structure is almost half as light as current models, with a cutout for emergency stretcher access and a fold-down seat for flight attendants. The lower weight reduces fuel use and carbon emissions, resulting in a major financial and environmental boon.

Creators: Autodesk, Airbus, APWorks
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