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University of Southampton (UK) Flies the First Printed Aircraft!

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Aug 6, 2011 1:15:00 PM

The first printed aircraft has been realized using laser sintering printing.  

This allows great flexibility of design and modification to design.   This has permitted the designers to use an elliptical wing shape similar to that of the RAF Spitfire of WWII, which is very efficient but costly to manufacture with traditional methods.

Read more about it here.


Topics: laser-sintered, laser-sintered-printing, 3d-printing, Uncategorized, printed-uav, printed-aircraft


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