Following in the footsteps of other governments, Israel is examining 3D printers as a way to create drones for its military. At its Tel Nof Air Force Base, the Israeli military recently wrapped up experimental work with an American-made 3D printer that has the ability to create parts for drones. Such a printing practice could conceivably create power units, engines, and smaller components needed to form a functioning drone. If Israel would continue to work with 3D printers in such a capacity, its military could not only produce drones using the technology, but it could also hasten the repair process required for drone upkeep.
In other 3D printing news, Auburn University and NASA reached a Space Act Agreement Thursday for research pertaining to 3D printing applications. As part of the agreement, Auburn students will be engaged in NASA’s missions, create technologies, and benefit from the use of the agency’s facilities and knowhow. Also, 3DplusMe and Afinia 3D have been named the winners of the 2015 3D Printing Excellence Awards.
Scientists utilize 3D printing to study bird behavior: http://t.co/pBgNR9psKR
— Bird-X Inc. (@BirdX_Inc)
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