This Trim-and-Drill Tool is the World's Largest 3D-Printed Tool

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 30, 2016
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Trim-and-drill tools are exceptionally important in the world of aeronautical construction and engineering; now however, the tool has been taken to the next level by being constructed by none other than Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 3D-printed form, making it the largest 3D-printed solid item ever created.

This particular 3D-printed trim-and-drill tool is comprised of ABS thermoplastic and carbon fiber. Weighing in at nearly 750 kg and measuring in at 5.3 x 1.7 x 0.5 meters, the tool has been certified by Guinness World Records.

The world record recognition means a whole lot more than mere hype, as it goes to show the usefulness of modern 3D-printing technologies in helping to aid large-scale engineering projects thanks to their ability to utilize less materials without adversely affecting functionality.