UAVs are becoming more present in commercial settings and 3D printers are getting them in the air.
If a flying surveillance drone is to fool humans, it’s a good sign that it fools real birds.
The Army prints replacement parts in the field and the Air Force is printing F-35 components, but our Naval fleets may be the next branch of the military to adopt 3D printing methods.
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Author Chris Anderson stays on the bleeding edge of open-source technology automation with DIY drones.
The U.S. Air Force awarded $2.95 million to 3D Systems to retool their Paramount team’s Selective Laser Sintering technology for the production of F-35 components and other weapon systems.
3D printing has appeared in the most unexpected places: like on the ground in Afghanistan in support of the war effort, with the “Expeditionary Lab – Mobile.”
Slated to be the home of the first National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), Youngstown, Ohio may have a bright, productive 3D printing future.
The Pentagon will contribute $60 million to an institute to research and develop 3D printing, in hopes that the technology can be used for the military.