drones

Interview: RapidFlight’s Drone 3D Printing Technology Takes Flight

Mike Uffelman is a former A-10 pilot who transitioned to business development for Textron, working on the Scan Eagle and the Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack. Both the Scan Eagle and…

3D Printing Unpeeled: Digital FDM Filament for Functional Gradients

Just published in Nature, a paper by a Seoul National University team looks at “3D printing with a 3D printed digital material filament for programming functional gradients.” Sang-Joon Ahn, Howon…

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Firestorm Gets $12.5M from Lockheed and Others to Automate Drone Production with 3D Printing

Firestorm Labs is advancing an initiative that has been a topic of discussion on our site for a while: automating drone swarm production. Drones are increasingly altering the landscape of…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Container Factories for Drones, DARPA & SWOMP

Firestorm Labs, founded by Ian Muceus, formerly of Origin and Stratasys, aims to containerize drone factories. The company which has gotten $12 million from Lockheed and others hopes to print…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: A Drone in a Drone, Soft Magnetic Motors

Elkem, known in 3D printing as a developer of 3D printed silicone materials, has made a soft magnetic material. As a part of the EU´s SOMA project, Elkem, along with…

Norsk Titanium Ships Metal 3D Printed Parts to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Norsk Titanium (NTI.OL) has long been blazing a path in the challenging field of producing flight-critical hardware using directed energy deposition (DED). Achieving a significant milestone, the Norwegian firm successfully…

Formlabs Announces SLA Resin Pumping System, New Materials at CES 2024

CES 2024 kicks off today in Las Vegas, and just like in years past, top 3D printing company Formlabs is making some exciting product announcements from the show floor. This…

3D Printing News Briefs December 31, 2023: Surgical Implants, Probiotics, Drones, & More

We’re starting with metal 3D printing research in this New Year’s Eve edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a 3D printed surgical model and probiotics…

Vectoflow Secures €4M to Enhance Aerospace and Energy Instrumentation with 3D Printing

Vectoflow, a specialist in flow measurement systems, has recently completed a significant funding milestone. The company secured €4 million in a Series A funding round, supported by a group of…

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$230M Series D Fuels Divergent’s Automated 3D Printing and Assembly Technology

In a significant development for the world of additive manufacturing (AM), Divergent Technologies, known for its comprehensive digital industrial production system, announced the successful completion of a $230 million Series…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 30, 2023: Drone Customization, 3D Printed Bandage, & More

We’re kicking off 3D Printing News Briefs with software, as Meltio has a new toolpath generator. Moving on, a collaborative project is making drone customization and production with 3D printing…

China’s Latest Ban on Drone Equipment Exports Highlights Murkiness of Trade War with US

On July 31, 2023, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced that it plans to expand its export controls policy on certain equipment critical to global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) supply…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 29, 2023: Sales Partner, Metallic Gels, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, Meltio welcomes a sales partner for the metal AM market of the DACH region, the Drone Logistics Ecosystem is partnering with Sedaxis, and Missouri S&T…

3D Printed Anti-Drone Gun Demonstrates Potential for Improvised Weaponry

While the general public is concerned with the creation of 3D printed guns by petty criminals, arms manufacturers are turning to additive manufacturing (AM) for the production of advanced weaponry….

3D Printing News Briefs, March 22, 2023: Carbon Sequestration, 3D Printed Bird Drones, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Meltio is expanding its worldwide partner network, and 3D Systems introduced its VSP Connect portal. Oregon State University and Sandia National Laboratories received a…

Al Seer Marine Debuts First 3D Printed Drone Boat

Al Seer Marine, a maritime equipment manufacturer and services provider based in Abu Dhabi, has unveiled HYDRA, which the company is claiming is the world’s first 3D printed unmanned surface…

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General Atomics and Divergent Team up to 3D Print Drones

Nuclear leader General Atomics has been pursuing a lot of trend setting projects with 3D printing lately, including a drop-in heat exchanger upgrade made by Conflux. The company also extensively…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 1st, 2022: Flight-Ready Parts, Rapid Prototyping, & More

America Makes has announced its new Executive Committee members, and PUNCH Torino and Roboze are partnering up to increase the adoption and improve the process of FFF 3D printing. Those…

3D Printing Drone Swarms 16: Phoenix Ghost and the Future of Custom Weapons

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has been…

Russia, China, Europe, the US and the Rest: 3D Printing a Fractious World

If we consider geopolitics as a game of individuals, we might perceive the following: One madman contemplates his own mortality and as he withers in the mirror, he wishes to…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 10: Mines & Loitering Munitions

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has been…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 8: Armed Ground Vehicles

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 6: Air Logistics

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 27, 2021

As we move from June into July, we’ve got a little less hectic schedule of events and webinars for you this week, with topics ranging from leveraging AM for end-use…