Honeycomb structures are natural or man-made structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost.
https://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey ... ttern.htmlHoneycomb materials are widely used where flat or slightly curved surfaces are needed and their high Specific strength is valuable. They are widely used in the aerospace industry for this reason, and honeycomb materials in aluminum, fibreglass and advanced composite materials have been featured in aircraft and rockets since the 1950s.
I would strongly suggest that you drop the hexagon infill pattern subroutine back into the program. It "ain't that hard to do."Turning to the structural design of their homes, it also suggests that they (bees) excel in economics and mathematics! Studies on the geometry of honeycomb pattern explain that no other shape can create more space with the given material. Circles for instance leave space, and square makes smaller area. In addition, your engineer friends can confirm with you that the hexagon structure provides the maximum strength and that it is used in designing airplane wings and satellites walls.
The honeycomb as mentioned above is also an economical structure and from the standpoint of profitability that's something we are all looking for.
Recently I watched a user in Waco print a "gun" on TV as part of a news article. He used the honeycomb pattern but the "gun" exploded. I do not think it was the honeycomb pattern that failed the test but simply from observation I think that the density of the infill was too low. The hexagons were somewhat large considering the proposed use of the print. The more hexagons per cubic inch/cm the stronger the structure.