3d printed UAVs

3D Printing Drone Swarms Part Five: The Future Now

As we have seen in previous installments of this series, the use of drones in war has lead to huge successes on the battlefield since 1982. These successes have not…

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 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…

Researchers Increase Strength of FDM 3D Printed Parts for UAV Applications

A collaborative team of researchers from Kingston University, the University of Liverpool, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology recently published a paper, titled “Additive Manufactured Sandwich Composite/ABS Parts for Unmanned…

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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Marble Builds the MRB-1 Drone With Help From 3D Printing

The MRB-1 drone is a removable-wing, composite body aircraft which is capable of staying aloft much longer than a quad copter drone. It’s also very easy to disassemble for transport…