Watch: Patrol Boat Printed From World’s Largest 3D Printer

Researchers at the University of Maine unveiled the world’s largest 3D-printer on Thursday and set 3 Guinness World Records: for the largest printer, the largest solid 3D-printed object and the largest 3D-printed boat. The boat, called the 3Dirigo, is 25 feet long and weighs 5,000 pounds.

Watch Patrol Boat Printed From World's Largest 3D Printer
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Habid Dagher, the executive director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, says the 3Dirigo dwarfs the next largest printed part.

“A 40-pound rowboat on the West Coast of the United States,” Dagher says. “We went from 40 pounds to 5,000 pounds, so hopefully this record will hold for a little while.”

The new 3D printer is designed to print objects as large as 100 feet long, 22 feet wide and 10 feet high, with an eye toward creating a new market for Maine’s forest products industry by 3D printing plastics with 50 percent wood. UMaine says the 5,000 pound boat was printed in just 72 hours.


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