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Video: The Largest 3-D-Printed Object in the World

Official measurement of the 3D printed trim tool co-developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Boeing Company.

Official measurement of the 3D printed trim tool co-developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Boeing Company. // Oak Ridge National Laboratory

It's official: The Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has produced the world's biggest solid 3-D-printed object and the feat was even verified by Guinness World Records.

The object in question? A tool for Boeing to use when building the wings for its 777X aircraft. It's lighter and cheaper than the tool Boeing currently uses.

Previous successes in 3-D printing from the Oak Ridge Lab include a sports car and a small house.

To see the 3-D printing in action, check out the video below from the Energy Department:

By Caitlin Fairchild August 31, 2016

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