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How to Create a 3D Printed Drone?

Fly with 3D printing.

Is it possible to design a drone with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic hardware that is embedded during the 3D printing process? Is it possible to manufacture a drone that could effectively be ready for flight as soon as it is 3D printed? These questions formed the basis of this project and led to an exploration of hybrid 3D printing and the benefits of embedded hardware.

Creating a 3D printed drone is not a new idea, but building one that’s as close to flight-worthy as possible right out of the 3D printer, is a more novel concept. In this whitepaper, you’ll see how engineers navigated that challenge, including how to handle the installation of electronic components. Read the white paper to see how successful this experiment was.