3d printed drone

Piccolissimo: University of Pennsylvania Uses 3D Printing to Create Smallest Self-Flying Vehicle

ModLab, the modular robotics laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, recently revealed the world’s smallest self-flying vehicle called Piccolissimo which relies on 3D printed custom frames for extra speed and…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 5, 2016

In our latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got everything from new breakthrough materials to innovative platform features. First, the French 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo is…

3D Printed Exoskeleton Attachment Transforms DJI Phantom 4 Into Search and Rescue Drone

Some of you may know the great exhilaration and joy that comes with flying a drone, which have been systematically replacing kites in parks around the world. But these unmanned…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 8, 2016

In this week’s fresh edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we see a number of prominent companies getting involved with 3D printing, from automotive to the toy industry….

3D Printed KAYRYS Drone is First Responder in Medical Emergencies, Delivers Aid & Communication

While the KAYRYS is one of the coolest 3D printed drones we’ve seen yet, this is no toy. And it serves as powerful a purpose as its aesthetics would hint…

Rosatom to Develop Russia’s First Industrial Metal 3D Printer for Nuclear Industry

From Sweden to the United States, a number of tech-trailblazing countries have been looking at 3D printing technology as an emerging tool for the development of parts for nuclear power plants….

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 16, 2016

As we approach the midway point of July, this summer has proven to be a fruitful one for the 3D printing industry thus far. This week, the Metropolitan Museum of…

Outside of the Additive Box: Sculpteo Unveils New Laser Engraving Service

As anyone who follows the 3D printing industry closely enough is aware, the France-based 3D printing company Sculpteo is not only known for their 3D printing services, but also for…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — June 25, 2016

There’s been a lot happening in the 3D printing industry all around the world, and we’re here to catch you up on everything we were unable to squeeze into this…

Airbus Officially Unveils Thor, the Fully 3D Printed Plane that Flies Beautifully

The first 3D printed plane is making its debut, and nope, it’s not another one that’s been made in miniature by a hobbyist. And while it’s not full-scale, it’s certainly…

Search and Rescue: Shapeways and DJI Introduce Phantom 4 Drone Accessory 3D Design Challenge

DJI’s Phantom 4 is a drone that has received much attention for its integrated camera, sleek design, and long flying range. Now, DJI has teamed up with 3D printing services…

Louisiana Tech Engineering Students 3D Print UAV for NASA Research

The unmanned aerial vehicle, the UAV, is also commonly known as the drone. While these originally were thought to be rather dubious government issued aircraft, that reputation has mostly been…

3D Printed Pilotless Airplane Successfully Tested Over Icy Antarctic Waters

It’s finally here – the world’s first 3D printed airplane. Don’t go rushing off to book a flight, though, because the Southampton University Laser-Sintered Aircraft (SULSA) is only 3kg. It could…

Buzz Technology 3D Prints Modular “Drone-In-A-Phone” Prototype

Modular approaches are going to be key in the next generation of consumer electronics and mobile products. Many have tried and faltered in creating the next generation of modular smartphones, even 3D Systems and Google were not able to effectively manufacture the Project Ara concept. Now young British startup Buzz Technologies is taking a stab at it with two 3D printed prototypes: DRONE-IN-A-PHONE and CAM-ON-A-CABLE.

Kickstarter: Completely 3D Printed FreeBird One Drone Offers Commercial Quality, Stands Up to Weather & Bumps Along the Way

While most of you are aware by now that 3D printing is allowing for huge strides in manufacturing, impacting numerous and important sectors substantially—with standouts like bioprinted complex structures and space…

3D Printed Drone Delivers: Flirtey Makes History in Nevada

If you’ve ever ordered anything online or via catalog, you’ve probably experienced, at least once, the frustration of waiting for that package to arrive. Particularly if it’s a package you need…

Release the CRACUNS! 3D Printed Drone Can Lurk Underwater for Months Before Launching Into the Air

Drones are becoming more and more flexible and capable of things that were unheard of just a few years ago. We’re seeing 3D printing drones and firefighting drones. Futurists have predicted the…

3DRobotics Releases 3D Printable IRIS+ Drone Free on MyMiniFactory

Berkeley-based drone manufacturer 3DRobotics has teamed up with 3D printable model marketplace MyMiniFactory to release a free 3D printable version of their flagship drone the IRIS+. The original IRIS+ was…

BBC Reporter Breaks “World’s Safest Drone” Prototype at CES 2016; 3D Printing Comes to the Rescue

It wasn’t the best of moments for BBC reporter Jen Copestake. On the scene at CES 2016, Copestake was reporting on the Fleye, an innovative drone that has been introduced by…

Beijing’s Aerial Robotics Competition: India’s Students Win Best Sheepherder Award with 3D Printed Drone

International competitions like the Aerial Robotics Competition, held recently in Beijing, are a perfect example of how contests among students are not only incredibly motivating and exciting, but are also…

Sculpteo’s 3D Printing Services Help Startup Blue Robotics Reinvent the Submarine Drone

There’s a robotics company we should keep our eyes on called Blue Robotics. Why? The company is making waves in an under-represented sector of the 3D printed drone market: submarine…

3D Printing Helps This Star Wars TIE Fighter RC Quadcopter Patrol a Galaxy Far, Far Away

With the seventh film only days away from rocketing into theaters, and probably leaving shattered box office records in its wake, Star Wars is likely on every nerd’s mind right now….

World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Produced by Stratasys and Aurora Flight Sciences

If you’re intending to travel for the holidays, you’ve probably already booked your flight. Personally, I’ll be staying home, which is a relief as I don’t have to deal with flight…

Israeli Military Now 3D Printing Drones With American-made Printers

The use of 3D printing for drones has been going on for quite some time now at both the governmental and hobbyist level. The reasons both groups use 3D printing…