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3D-printed components flown in British fighter jet

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A Tornado fighter jet fitted with metal components created on a 3D printer undertook a successful test flight in Britain last month, defence company BAE Systems said Sunday. 

A designer looks at a 3D printer during an exhibition in London on April 23, 2013

The plane was equipped with a 3D-printed protective cover for the cockpit radio, a protective guard in the landing gear and support struts on the air intake door, the British firm said.

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