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University of Canterbury students create world-first 3D-printed titanium engine

New Zealand has laid claim to an engineering world first - a 3D-printed titanium engine designed and built by a group of students at the University of Canterbury.

The feat of ingenuity was unveiled on Friday morning and will be used in the 2018 Shell Asia Eco-marathon in Singapore in March.

The University of Canterbury Eco-marathon team won the Design Award for their entry in last years' race - a 100 per cent recyclable car made of vacuum-formed thermoplastic, also a world-first.

The engine, which runs on ethanol, will be used in the re-used car body and the new and improved entry will come up against over 100 teams from tertiary institutes around the Asia-Pacific region.

University of Canterbury Eco-marathon student team leader Robbie Murray says that the team had worked extremely hard to produce the vehicle with the new engine.

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z00mcopterdown

"vacuum-formed thermoplastic"

with titanium-look color, is not the same as a titanium engine.

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