Category Archives: drone

BAE Systems 3D printing enables first ever flight using supersonically blown air

Drone development undertaken by BAE Systems in collaboration with The University of Manchester has reached a new landmark. Earlier in May this year, the MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) successfully completed trials proving the capabilities of its “flap-free” flight technologies. As a result, MAGMA is believed to have become the first vehicle in aviation history […]

FT Technologies launches Graphite AM 3D printed sensor for drones

FT Technologies, a British company specializing in the development and production of ultrasonic wind sensors, has reportedly launched its first drone-specific and 3D printed device. The FT205 sensor has been 3D printed by fellow British company Graphite Additive Manufacturing (Graphite AM) a specialist service bureau and consultancy firm. According to Fred Squire, Director of Sales […]

Impossible Objects raises $6.4 million in series A funding for composite 3D printer development

Composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) developer Impossible Objects has announced the raising of $6.4 million in series A funding. The sum means that, to date, the company has secured a total of $9.2 million in investment led by tech equity specialist OCA Ventures. At Rapid + TCT 2017 Impossible Objects released the pilot of its CBAM Model […]

3D printed drone: “How 3D printing helped us save 40% time on our product development process”

3D printing can truly be handy when it comes to your pr […]

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Responding to disasters with 3D printed drones

Japanese team Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda, known as Team ROK, have created a disaster response drone with 3D printing. Combining generative design software and a 3D printer to create the X VEIN device, the pair believe they have provided a customizable solution to disaster relief. Saving lives The drone has been designed for use in […]