3d printed drones

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…

World’s First Autonomous Drone Pizza Delivery Takes Place in New Zealand

New Zealand has a lot going for it. The most obvious perk is that it’s gorgeous – I mean, come on, it’s Middle Earth. From what I’ve heard, the weather…

Flirtey Drone Makes History Again, Brings Reno Family a Slurpee

I think many of us have experienced mornings of lying on the couch and wishing futilely that McDonald’s had a delivery service that would bring us a bag full of…

Imagine No More Landmines: It May be Possible With 3D Printed Mine Kafon Drone

In 1998, Massoud Hassani escaped Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, followed two years later by his younger brother, Mahmud. Today, the Hassanis, 32 and 30, respectively, are Dutch citizens living safely in Eindhoven,…

UK Defense Firm BAE Systems Wants to “Grow” Drones in Vats with Chemical 3D Printing

While 3D printing could eventually cut down on the time it takes to manufacture products, it still requires months if not years to develop them from concept to final end-use…

Flirtey to Conduct First Ship-to-Shore 3D Printed Drone Medical Supply Delivery Demonstration in US

New Jersey-based 3D printed drone delivery service Flirtey will be performing the first ship-to-shore delivery of medical supplies using a drone in the United States. The real-time demonstration will be…

O’Qualia Releases their 3D Printed Commercial Fixed-Wing Drone the Captor UAS

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are becoming a big business in the United States with more than 1 million units sold in…

CRP Technology, 3D Printing, and Windform Instrumental in the Design of the Parrot Bebop 2 Leisure Drone

As drones are becoming more common, they’re being built for a variety of purposes; delivery and relief and military operations are just a couple. Then there’s the leisure drone. The name makes it…

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…