Archives for the category: 3D printed aeroplanes
January 28, 2014
An open-source community wants to fix your drone with 3D printed parts. Motherboard reports.
It’s increasingly common for commercial drone companies to leave the sale of replacement parts up to third-party dealers. If you break a propeller on a DJI drone—a company which doesn’t sell replacement parts on its website—you have to go to a site like Helipal, where a set of two carbon propellers will cost you $21.90 plus shipping.
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April 26, 2013
GE's aviation division, the world's largest supplier of jet engines, is to use 3D printing technology to produce a fuel nozzle for use in jet engines. This will be the first big test to mass-produce a critical compoent to be used in thousands of jet engines.
April 19, 2013
Engineers at the University of Southampton have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. domain-b reports.
The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches.
October 5, 2010
The project stemmed from a video of a 3-D-printed plastic turbofan engine that the students posted on video-sharing site YouTube last spring.
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