3d printed drones

The LaserFactory Can Fabricate Fully Functional Drones in One Go

Talented researchers with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have long worked with robotics, and a CSAIL team recently announced their development of a new system, called LaserFactory,…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 3: War Winners

Over the past two installments, we have seen how the US and its allies have had huge successes through using drones in their war efforts and why they’re using 3D…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 2: Why 3D Print UAVs?

In the previous article in this series, I’ve tried to show you the relevance of drones and why they have been much more important than you may think in modern…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 1: UAVs So Far

At one point a significant proportion of all of North America’s 3D printing manufacturing capacity was devoted to making drone parts. A drone boom washed over the defense community and…

SkyBox Engineering Using Roboze 3D Printing Solutions to Create Functional Drone Parts

Founded in 2009, SkyBox Engineering s.r.l. is a spin-off company from the University of Pisa that’s focused on research and development in the aeronautics industry. As Italian 3D printer manufacturer…

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…

3D Printed Drones and the UAS Integration Pilot Program

Other nations have been more aggressive than the United States regarding drone testing. To accelerate the development of a robust US market, drone operators need to have approved spaces to…

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 Army and Marines Apply 3D Printing to Drone and Flight Applications

3D printing has become prolific in the military, being used for various applications and across divisions. Now two of the US military’s branches are teaming up for the development of…

3D Printed Drones Fly into the Future

Over the past several years, drone usage dramatically increased. In 2016, global unit sales grew 60% to 2.2 million and revenue increased 36% to $4.5 billion. In the United States…

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…

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…

Top Ten Ways 3D Printing Will Kill You and Your Loved Ones

Many people somehow see 3D printing as some benign force. The technophile’s latest solution to the world’s ills is a small box that spits out plastic. It too, as the…

Russia: Scientists Create New Polymers for 3D Printing with Robotics & More

Amidst an explosion of 3D innovation, 3D hardware, software and more, many users have now too become engaged in the study of materials. While 3D printing with plastic is still…

3D Printing in the Military

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 14, 2017

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got a wide range of news spanning from drone swarms to 3D printing WordPress plugins. First off, Italian…

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,…

3D Printing at CES 2017

I’m traveling to Las Vegas today for my annual pilgrimage to CES. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s the USA’s largest trade show. Over 165,000 people will attend the event to see…

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…

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…

Pentagon to Deploy 3D Printed Mini-Drone Swarms for Surveillance and Attacks

Although most of their innovative creations and plans are usually kept undisclosed, the military complex and defense industry have noticeably benefited from the rise of 3D printing technology. In the…

MIT CSAIL Researchers Create Programmable Soft 3D Printing Materials for Robots, Drones & More

Robots and the field of robotics itself definitely serve a number of elevated purposes, far beyond what many of us simple folk crave, dreaming of a home assistant that never complains…

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…