No fasteners were used and all equipment was attached using ‘snap fit’ techniques so that the entire aircraft can be put together without tools in minutes. The electric-powered aircraft, with a 2-metres wingspan, has a top speed of nearly 100 miles per hour, but when in cruise mode is almost silent.
With no need for special tools, tooling skills, equipment and no extra expense or time “penalty” for complex structures, they were able to produce wing structures that would have been extremely expensive and difficult to manufacture in any other way. This is a truly amazing demonstration of the versatility of 3D printing and snap-fit designs.
|Tagged with||3d printing, 3dp, aircraft, airplane, design, drone, slashdot, snap-fit, snapfit, uav||One comment|