Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Largest solid printed 3D printed item

Boeing and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of Boeing’s research partners, worked together to create the world's "largest solid 3-D printed item."

The record-setting object -- which measures 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall – is a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build its forthcoming 777X airplane. And it represents Boeing’s latest achievement in 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing.

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