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Best videos of 2011: 3D-printed plane takes flight
16:16 23 December 2011
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This high-flying video of the first 3D-printed plane swoops in at number seven in our countdown.
In this world first, a 3D-printed plane created by blasting lasers at plastic dust successfully completes its maiden flight. Jim Scanlan of the University of Southampton and his team designed and built the plane in one week. The printer grows the parts in one take, with no assembly or fasteners required even for moving pieces.
To find out more about the project, read our original story, 3D printing: The world's first printed plane.