UK Engineers Print and Fly the World’s First Working 3-D Printed Aircraft

by Larry Emmott on August 5, 2011

in Future Tech

This is the basic idea behind “printing” 3D teeth and other 100% customizable prothetics.

Engineers at the University of Southampton in the UK have designed, printed, and sent skyward the world’s first aircraft manufactured almost entirely via 3-D printing technology. Six Dream Projects of the 3-D Printing Pioneers…So perhaps it’s no surprise that elsewhere in the UK a team of Airbus engineers is working on printing an entire aircraft wing–that is, a real jetliner aircraft wing, the kind that would carry people–with the ultimate goal of printing out most of the important components of an entire passenger aircraft.

via UK Engineers Print and Fly the World’s First Working 3-D Printed Aircraft | Popular Science.

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