Gallery: The World’s First 3D Printed Plane Takes Flight!

 

3D printing is a fantastic technology that has already been used to create human veins and turn sand into glass. Now a team from the University of Southampton has created the world’s first 3d printed plane – and it just made its first flight this week at a site north of Stonehenge! Costing £5,000, the 3D printed plane (dubbed “Sulsa” – Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) was designed with no undercarriage in order to keep weight down and it is equipped with a electric-motor to eliminate the need for heavy fuel.

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