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Chinese Company 3D Prints Giant Airplane Parts
3Ders.org, a website chronicling the latest updates on the technology, reports that late last month a Chinese company showed off the world's largest titanium aircraft critical component that had been produced using 3D technology at a conference in Beijing. According to the company, they have used 3D printers to produce seven kinds of aircraft. Since the project has been funded by the Chinese government, especially the military, the parts are being produced mainly for stealth fighters - but it's likely commercial aviation will soon follow their lead, since the process could save up to 90 percent on materials and costs of producing an airplane. The only problem is, with this giant 3D printer, it's possible for the Chinese government to forge parts made by other companies - so who knows what could happen in the future.