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Air Force’s $1200 Coffee Cups Could Last Longer Thanks to 3D Printing


The U.S. Air Force has spent thousands of dollars — $56,000 over the last three years, to be exact — on cups that can reheat coffee and tea on air refueling tankers.

No, not a fancy “Game of Thrones”-like chalice adorned with jewels. Just a regular, old-fashioned metal cup.

But the pricey cups are fragile and often break when dropped. Airmen at Travis Air Force Base, California, are working on the problem, according to a service release.

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