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Here’s a time-lapse view of the world’s “Largest solid 3-D printed item” being made.

Boeing and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory created the object, which measures 5.3 metres long, 1.7 metres wide and half a metre tall. The component, a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build its forthcoming 777X airplane, represents Boeing’s latest achievement in 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing.

 

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