3D Printed Boat

3D Printed Boat

I know, you thought 3D printed shoes were crazy, or even 3D printed chairs, but how about this 3D printed boat?

WOOF group has spent the last two months researching. engineering, extruding, printing, and dumpster diving for the greater good. WOOF submitted the first 3D printed milk jug boat into the Seafair Milk Carton Derby. Not a simple task, they hacked a 4′ x8′ plasma cutter, slapped a homemade extruder on, and dealt with 2% shrinkage, to produce a beautiful boat. The boat weight is 40 lbs (~250 1 gallon Milk jugs) supports 150lbs, yet cuts through the water like a canoeyak.

I think we’re just going to see more and more unique things being 3D printed as time goes by… I can’t wait to see what is next!

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2 comments on “3D Printed Boat
  1. Lee Nelson says:

    Can this be scaled up for a full sized sail boat?

  2. raster says:

    Hmmm, well, in theory I guess. Though I’m sure there would be other challenges to doing so.

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