3D printing technology – Building Drones
Drones and 3D-printing are two rapidly emerging indsutries, and in some cases the two are being combined.
Joost Hezemans, designer at Dutch drone company Aerialtronics, talks about how their latest aircraft, The Altura Zenith, was made through 3D-printing.
He explains how 3D-printing helped them create the drone, and what the future holds for the drone market and the 3D-printing industry.
DIY DRONES PRINTED AT HOME
Check out how 3D printer printing “home” design parts for FPV drone. Using old 3d tools to design object and PP3DP UP printer to print out design. Great machine for my hobbies and projects.
If you want to create your own 3printed drone, besides a 3D printer you will need some non-printed parts like the motors to power it, the batteries, some electronics, the sensors, the remote control unit and some basic skills to put everything together.
To put it more simply you can 3D print the frame, all the supporting and housing structures. Sometimes you can also print the propellers. Why is this important? Well… drones crash and brake. Specially if you are a novice pilot. This picture describes it perfectly:
With 3D printed parts you have an infinite and quick supply of spare parts that will make your pilot training and everyday mishaps easier to handle. Besides easier repair, making a DIY drone will give you much more knowledge about the inner workings and mechanics of your flying machine.
3D Printer Octopus Drone