Today at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, specifically within the Institute of Design for Manufacturing, there is a group of expert researchers in the world of the drone developing different specific models for different types of uses. The main attraction of these peculiar drones is, without a doubt, something as simple as that they are entirely manufactured using 3D printing technology.
As has been published, these different designs, basically all based on the architecture and shapes of a hexacopter, stand out for their weights of barely 800 grams or the ability to reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour. We have a clear example in the model that you can see in the image located right at the top of this post, the first designed and manufactured solely with 3D technology in Spain.
The University of Valencia presents different drones designed and manufactured with 3D technology.
Regarding the manufacturing materials, it should be noted that, at least for this development, we have worked with ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), an amorphous thermoplastic that is commonly used in the automotive sector because it is very easy to handle while offering great resistance to impacts. Undoubtedly a project that draws special attention and that is accessible to all interested parties since this group, in addition to dedicating itself to design and development, he also teaches where they teach precisely how a drone is designed, manufactured, assembled and even flown.