Dagher describes to Down East his favorite Maine place
Habib Dagher talked with Down East Magazine about his favorite place in Maine — UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, which he founded and directs. “It’s where I spend most of my time, and I love every minute of it,” he says. And why not, last fall there, the world’s largest 3D printer crafted the largest object ever printed, a 25-foot-long, 5,000-pound navy patrol boat, made of wood-based plastic. The project earned the center three Guinness World Records. “How big an object can we print? How far can we go? Imagine the day where we have printers on the waterfront that can make 60-foot vessels in just a week or two,” he says.