3d printed drones

3D Printed Titanium Helps Make This Drone Ready to Fight Fires

Apparently it is actually pretty easy to strap a flame thrower to a drone and start lighting stuff on fire, so surely it would be just as easy to make…

Maybe Using a Flamethrower-Equipped Quadcopter Isn’t the Best Way to Cook a Holiday Turkey

This week a Connecticut teenager uploaded a video to YouTube showing off a quadcopter with a working flamethrower attached to it that was being used to literally roast a turkey….

San Diego: MecklerMedia’s RoboUniverse Conference & Expo Features Over 80 Speakers, Including Mayor Kevin Faulconer

If you are interested in learning more about robotics, MecklerMedia’s RoboUniverse Conference & Expo is the place to be. Robotics, a complementary and increasingly convergent cousin to 3D printing, is…

3D Print a Working Halo UNSC Falcon Helicopter FPV Quadcopter Drone

While they often get overlooked by the wider mainstream media, the impact that video games have on our culture is rapidly becoming difficult to ignore. Generally considered the hobby of nerds…

NASA 3D Prints Parts for Future Space Drones — May Explore Volcanoes on Mars or Asteroids

When one typically envisions a drone, images of either a tiny notebook-size, multi-prop machine, or one of those giant unmanned military aircraft fill their head. Drone technology has been improving…

US Navy is 3D Printing Custom Drones Onboard the USS Essex

Back in April of last year, we reported that the United States Navy had installed a 3D printer onboard the USS Essex. This was quite a significant move at the…

3D Printed Farm Drone Designed by Mexican Engineering Student Helps Small Farmers Monitor Crops

With global population exploding, perhaps few efforts are more essential today than those aimed at developing efficient and cost-effective ways of producing food while conserving the resources necessary to do…

Royal Navy Launching 3D Printed SULSA Drones Off of Naval Ship

The HMS Mersey is a River-class, patrol vessel in the British Royal Navy, and she was one of three vessels commissioned to replace five Island-class patrol vessels. Named for the…

MyMiniFactory & Extreme Fliers Announce 3D Printed Micro Drone Competition

MyMiniFactory and Extreme Fliers are sponsoring a new 3D design competition as part of the Extreme Fliers Indiegogo campaign for the Micro Drone 3.0. The companies say the contest is all about…

Aero Kinetics & SLM Solutions Bring 3D Metal Printing to Commercial Unmanned Aircraft

Aero Kinetics is an Aerospace and Defense firm, and one of their key business units is focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  The company was founded by W. Hulsey Smith in…

Turn Your Micro Drone into a Buzzing Wasp with this 3D Printed Case

Lately it seems that you can’t go a day without seeing or reading about new 3D printed RC drones, quadcopters or upgraded parts coming out. If ever there was a…

Chinese Team Flies 3D Printed Drones at the South Pole (Video)

If you want to find out if your 3D printed drone can withstand extreme conditions, you can’t do a whole lot better than a jaunt to the South Pole to…

Flying STEM Education into the Classroom with SkyBot 3D Printed Drone

Drones and robotics are the backbone of modern grade school STEM education. Engaging kids with lesson plans that feel more like building a toy than learning, is an excellent way…

Shapeways & DJI Partner with Adam Savage of Mythbusters to Bring Drone Hobbyists 3D Printed Accessories

Neighborhood skies are becoming just a bit more traveled than before, serving as contemporary traffic ways for DIY drones, many 3D printed, of all shapes, sizes, and levels of complexity….

Survey Says? Less Than One in Four People Would Knowingly Eat 3D Printed Food Products

According to a survey from the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, the odds are that if you knew a piece of food on your plate was 3D printed, you wouldn’t…

Adafruit 3D Prints an Awesome Detachable Drone Trophy for Their Upcoming Dronie Film Festival

If it wasn’t for 3D printing I would likely tell you that the rapid development of drones may be the most transformative technology of our generation. Promising to change the…

Rotor DR1 Takes Drone-Based Web Series to the Big Screen & Plans to Release 3D Printed Drones for Fans

Science fiction television series are all the hit nowadays, with shows like The Walking Dead becoming world-wide phenomena. It’s just something about science fiction that makes us think and wonder…

Zortrax 3D Prints Lifeguard Drone to Save Castaways, Assisting AeroAtena in ‘Drones for Good’ Competition

When one considers the fumbling and chaos that ensued as Amelia Earhart’s plane lost contact over the South Pacific, leaving the world to radio silence and heartbroken speculation, it’s interesting…

Ukrainian Army Using 3D Printed Drones To Battle Pro-Russian Separatists As Cease-fire Nears

If you are at all following international news then you know that the situation along the Ukrainian/Russian border is extremely dangerous. The geopolitical implications of this war, if not settled,…

3D Printed Drones May Help Save Endangered Wildlife

It seems like the 3D printing space is far from the home of the world’s remaining rhinoceros population, but thanks to the sense of urgency motivating the Wildlife Conservation Unmanned Aerial…

Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

When 3D printing pens burst onto the scene about a year and a half ago, many people saw the technology as no more than a glamorized hot glue gun. They were…

BAE Systems Unveils Concepts of On-Board Aircraft 3D Printers Able to Print Incredible UAVs During a Mission

Drones and 3D Printing. They go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. Well maybe not quite as well, but without 3D printers, the entire drone community would certainly be a…

iMaterialize Announces Winners of Their 3D Printed Drone Challenge

We have talked a lot in the past about the merging of 3D printing and UAV or drone technology. Whether it’s drones which actually 3D print objects from the sky…

3D Printed Drone Army Could Have Found Malaysian Airliner, Claim Researchers

A few weeks ago the internet was buzzing about a new 3D printed aerial drone created by British researchers. Just after the drone was shown to the world, we all…