• World’s first 3D printed aircraft uses electric motor

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    3D printing is catching on these days in the technological world. A team from the University of Southampton has put this new found technology to use, creating the world’s first 3D printed plane called the Sulsa, short for Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft. The little plane built by the team led by Andy Keane and Jim Scanlan believes uses an electric motor and was built to be used for security and search and rescue operations. With a wingspan of 1.5 meters, this one was sculpted out of polyamide plastic, stainless steel, or titanium powder.

    Manufacturers around have being toying with the use of 3D printing for quite a while now, given that this could just help decrease production costs and shorten the processes put into manufacturing.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on August 3, 2011