3D Printing Chapter in the Guinness Book of Records
On August 26, 2016, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced the world’s largest solid 3D-printed object, a “trim-and-drill” tool that Boeing uses to build the wings on its passenger aircraft. About the size of an SUV, the tool weighs 1,650 lbs and measures 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall (5.33m x 1.68m x 0.46m ), making it the world’s largest solid object made with a 3D printer. It took 30 hours to print using carbon fiber and composite plastic materials.
The world’s largest solid 3D-printed object
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and 3D Printing
At the lab’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, the goal is to show off the potential for new methods like 3D-printing and new materials like advanced composites. In addition to the tool for Boeing, this facility 3D-printed a Shelby Cobra sports car, a house/car energy system and an Army Jeep.
Visit the Guiness Book 3D Printing Chapter.