If you were flying from Manchester Airport or another airport from the UK to Tenerife and was told you were boarding a 3D printed plane, would you still board the plane?
Passengers flying to different destinations around the world may not be aware that some planes now have 3D printed components. One plane that has hit the headlines for having the most printed parts is the latest Airbus A350 XWB. This plane has over 1,000 3D printed parts and the company behind the plane are very proud.
Aviation experts have said there are no safety problems with the 3D components, but would you feel safe being in a plane that had so many parts printed by a 3D printer?
According to aviation experts, the 3D parts will allow planes to be lighter while at the same time keeping the quality of the parts and still keeping their strength. But some people believe, using so many parts from a 3D printer could put lives at risk. Unions have also stepped in and said it will put jobs at risk.
But imagine flying 35,000 feet above the ground and travelling to Tenerife, and then being told the plane had so many parts printed by a 3D printer, would you feel safe?
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