The mammoth 3D printer MasterPrint - created by the Machine Tools division of the Camozzi Group - is the world’s largest device that prints with plastic.
The 3D MasterPrint printer - included in the Guinness Book of World Records - is able to create objects up to 100 feet long, 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall.
Built at the Ingersoll plant in Rockford (USA), it was designed mainly to make tools for the aerospace industry.
The University of Maine has recently purchased MasterPrint to make molds for the boat-building industry, which is really large in the state of Maine.
The university has already used the device to produce a 25-foot, 5.000-pound boat in less than 72 hours. The boat was launched Thursday 10th October in an ocean simulator and has the distinction of being the world’s largest solid 3D-printed item and largest 3D-printed boat.
Moreover, the university researchers are partnering with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create a plastic that uses wood fibers in it, which is more environmentally friendly than material with carbon fiber or fiberglass in it.
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