3d printed drones?

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3d printed drones?

Post by ispychu » 15 Aug 2016, 00:58

We are all pretty impressed with how drone technology is coming along but making your own custom drones is just too good :)

Apparently with something called '3d Printing', you can do just that.

The way it works is you upload a design into these printing 3d machines and out comes a fully on physical version.

Their are already tons of files available as well like this drone antenna mount:

Has anyone ever dabbled into this technology and made their own drone or drone part?
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Re: 3d printed drones?

Post by Seven » 07 Nov 2016, 06:30

Hi, I am just getting into drones. I am a maker and designer and have a 3d printer I would love to start printing stuff for drones. What would be cool to print? Im still figuring out what drone to get myself. :)

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Re: 3d printed drones?

Post by Samuel7 » 12 Dec 2016, 18:52

Neither ABS or PLA are strong enough, call me when cheap carbon fiber printer comes out :lol:

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Re: 3d printed drones?

Post by sahib » 16 Jan 2017, 08:29

Hello ipsychu, actually i am interested to learn more about 3d Printer, but how about the cost? is it too expensive for the machine and the material and also the maintenance? i just did quick search, the printer price is around 200 to 300usd?

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Re: 3d printed drones?

Post by Bobrobot1 » 26 Sep 2017, 15:48

You could maybe print certain parts, but not a whole drone.

PRINTABLE PARTS:

Legs
Propellers?
Body Shell
Undercarriage
Arms?
Motor Holder
Poles
Camera Mounts
Sensor Mounts
Antenna Mounts
Suspension
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