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Generative Design Team at Helyx 3D Prints Lightweight Racing Quadcopter

The team at Helyx, headquartered in Italy, is exploring the limits of generative design with their 3D printed drone, a lightweight racing quadcopter created for agility and speed, and the…

3D Printing in Africa: 3D Printing in Ghana

3D printing in Ghana can be considered to be in transition from the early to middle stage of development. This is in comparison with other active countries such as South…

Examining the Effectiveness of 3D Printing for Drone Construction (MALE UAVs)

Drones are becoming more and more a part of modern life, being used for everything from military applications to delivering pizza, not to mention the growing number of hobbyists using them…

3D Printed Drone Saves Thousands of Crops per Year

The corn borer is a pest that attacks maize stalks, causing the loss of thousands of crops every year. Rather than drenching said crops with chemicals, a company called Soleon…

Tundra-M Drone Prototype Flies High Thanks to CRP Technology’s 3D Printing and Windform Materials

Italy-based CRP Technology, part of the larger CRP Group, has used its versatile Windform composite materials and SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture everything from masks and golf drivers to motorcycle…

University of Warwick Students Create UAV to Aid in Mountain Rescue Efforts

There is a lot of conversation about the replacement of workers by automated robots and what that means for the future of the workforce from the perspective of both the…

CRP Group Prepares to Hit CES 2018 with 3D Printed Motorcycles, Drones and Satellites

We’ve been doing a lot of looking back at 2017 over the past few days, as the new year approaches. The coming of a new year, however, also involves a…

3D Printed Drones Impress Evonik and Continue to Prove Real-World Utility

Chemical company Evonik, like many other chemical companies, saw the opportunity there is in 3D printing and began manufacturing materials for the technology along with its other products a while ago,…

US Marine Designs 3D Printed Surveillance Drone at Fraction of Regular Cost

There are all sorts of applications for 3D printing in the military, from a submarine hull and a trauma simulator to missile components and surveillance drones. Recently, Rhet McNeal, a 26-year-old…

US Naval Research Lab’s Latest Version of Stackable CICADA Drone Features 3D Printed Fuselage

No matter the user level, 3D printing and drones seem to go hand in hand—and the technology just keeps progressing. From camera drones to cargocopters to delivery services, it has…

Disaster Inspires Japanese Designers: Generative Design & 3D Printing Create Relief Effort X VEIN Drone

The benefits of drones in efforts at disaster relief are well documented. The democratic nature of 3D printing and the growing numbers of people who have been educated, either self…

Adorable Japanese Camera Drone with 3D Printed Parts Will Save Astronauts Time on the International Space Station

There are 3D printed drones that can fly up into the air from underwater, 3D printed heat-resistant drones that could potentially withstand the punishing conditions inside a volcano, and NASA has even…

Mike Le Page Returns with the 3D Printed Mockingjay

Talented designer Mike Le Page has returned with a fascinating new piece of work in the Mockingjay. This 3D printed bird represents a deep evolution from a project we saw early…

Marines 3D Print Nibbler Drone to Offer Surveillance & Carry Supplies

The Marines have certainly been gaining steam as a force in 3D printing—of the useful sort. We’ve followed their progress, with multiple forays into the technology, even to include the use…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene…

KU Leuven Researchers Use 3D Printing to Develop Hybrid CargoCopter Drones

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, or University of Leuven (KU Leuven), is located in Leuven, Belgium; if this sounds familiar, it’s because Materialise is also located in the city of Leuven, about 16 miles outside…

University of Alabama Students Wrestle with How to Take Down Drones

The primary concern that most people have with drones is how to get them up in the air and keep them there. Not so with Northrop Grumman Corp (NGC); they…

Italy’s WitLab Creates 3D Printed ArcheoRov, Ready for Underwater Archaeological Expeditions

I really enjoy learning, and writing, about drones. There are a lot of applications for drone technology, ranging from the more mundane (but fun!) pizza delivery to cutting-edge drones being used…

ODSUAS: Army Researchers Create 3D Printed On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft System

The Army is no stranger to 3D printing, and so far we’ve seen this demonstrated in concepts for body armor, MREs, and using the technology for fabricating replacement parts. Now,…

Flirtey and 7-Eleven Complete a Successful Month of Drone Deliveries to US Customers’ Homes

Last night, I decided I wanted sushi for dinner, and my husband readily agreed. He was not home at the time, so the task of picking up our dinner fell…

3D Printed Drone Combines Embedded Electronics with Extreme Heat Resistance

We’ve talked about search and rescue drones, and even a drone that could help fight fires. But what about a drone that could, theoretically, fly into the extremely hot environment…

SlidX Announces New Surveillance and Security Drone, the Black Manta Air

Tech startup SlidX, based out of Montreal, has only been on the scene since 2015, but it’s been a pretty busy year! Just a few months ago, we told you…

Ultra-Strong Spider Silk Material Shows Potential for 3D Printing

Whether you’re utilizing 3D printing technology for applications in healthcare, aerospace, or any other industry in between, the need for more advanced and functional materials remains across the board. Though you…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 19, 2016

On this week’s edition of “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got a whole array of stories from around the industry, from pizza-delivering drones to startup challenge…