Mar 8, 2014

Fully 3d printed drone by University of Sheffield AMRC and Boeing




Test flight of a prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed and built using fused deposition modelling by the Design & Prototyping Group at the University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing.
The drones airframe is printed in ABS plastic.

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Source:

https://www.youtube.com/user/AMRCsheffield?feature=watch

Update:

Now you can read all about this drone project in PDF paper released by the team:

http://www.namtec.co.uk/userfiles/files/Powered_CASESTUDY.pdf


The design is updated to be more 3d printeble on FDM machines, but the parts of the wings are carbon fiber.

There is a new video: