Researchers at UTEP 3D Print Drone with Electronics Already Embedded Within (VIDEO)

The allure of 3D printed drones is very strong. A large number of projects have been completed recently all over the world which build on the excitement of this combination of technologies. While printing the frame, whether from metal or plastic, has becomes a fairly routine undertaking, … the dream of 3D printing the embedded electronics and motors are now the subject of a great deal of attention and excitement. Electrical and Computer Engineer at the University of Texas El Paso, Eric MacDonald explained:

“Researchers around the world have struggled to create 3D printed electronics in the last decade. But we here at UTEP have made tremendous gains and have invented several advanced 3D printing technologies enabling 3D electronics.”

This is no one off effort. UTEP is home to the world famous W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation where a number of innovative 3D printing projects have been making waves in the 3D print world. MacDonald serves as the co-director of the center and has been involved in spearheading the efforts to create UAV’s where the electronics also are 3D printed. … (read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com