Printed drones to hunt down drug-running boats

New Scientist

Under the gaze of a hovering quadcopter's high-definition camera, a 4-metre-wingspan drone guns its twin engines and takes to the skies. So began the first flight of an uncrewed aircraft early last month that could soon be monitoring two seas – the English Channel and the North Sea – for risks to shipping, illegal fishing operations and even drug-running boats...

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23785-printed-drones-to-hunt-down-drugrunning-boats.html#.UefBINZwbaQ

 

 

3D printed drones in Operation

 DIYZilla

According to news, the researchers at University of Southampton UK have created 3D printed drone which is known as 2Seas. This unmanned Aircraft Vehicle will be used by the maritime security organizations. This 3D printed drone is able to perform long surveillance missions for coastguards in UK, Belgium, France and Netherlands...

http://diyzilla.com/3d-printed-drones-in-operation/

 

Aeroplane created using a 3D printer in world first: Scientists build aircraft ...
Daily Mail
The breakthrough by the team of engineers from the
University of Southampton's Computational Engineering and Design Research group could revolutionise aircraft manufacture. Unmanned and electrically powered, the plane can cruise in near silence and is ...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2023469/Aeroplane-created-using-3D-printer-world-Scientists-create-aircraft-100mph-max-speed.html

 

BBC R&D project with the Decode team ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/researchanddevelopment/2012/04/collab-soton-uav.shtml

 

Ant Miller, BBC R&D on UAS trials ...
You Tube
BBC R&D staff relate their experience including the use of Southampton Decode aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CN755xVrbY&feature=player_embedded

 

AUVSI: Southampton University flies 'printed' UAV
Flightglobal
By Andrew Doyle Engineers at the UK's University of Southampton have designed and flown what it claims is the world's first "printed" aircraft, which could revolutionize the economics of aircraft design. The
Southampton University Laser Sintered ...
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/08/16/360759/auvsi-southampton-university-flies-printed-uav.html

 

How the 3D Printed Aircraft Will Revolutionize Aircraft Design Economics..
Industry Leaders Magazine
However, the world's first 3D printed aircraft, designed and flown by engineers at the
University of Southampton, promises to be a landmark development with the potential of revolutionizing the economics of aircraft design. With its entire structure, ...
http://www.industryleadersmagazine.com/how-the-3d-printed-aircraft-will-revolutionize-aircraft-design-economics/

 

First aeroplane created using 3D printer
The Nation, Pakistan
No fasteners at all were used in the manufacture of the plane. The breakthrough by the team of engineers from the
University of Southampton's Computational Engineering and Design Research group could revolutionise aircraft manufacture. –Daily Mail.
http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Entertainment/09-Aug-2011/First-aeroplane-created-using-3D-printer

 

Is 3D Printing Technology a Supervillain's Best Friend? Or How I Stopped ...
Big Think
Last week engineers from the
University of Southampton built a drone aircraft from parts printed on a 3D laser printing machine. They entered each part's specifications and the machine printed out all the pieces by building up layers of plastic or ...
http://bigthink.com/ideas/39633

 

World's First Printed 3D Plane Takes Off
Wall Street Journal (blog)
They succeeded, creating the
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (Sulsa) for a budget of £5000 in seven days. It was tested even through an intentional stall using both ground-based control and an autopilot. Earlier this year, Tech Europe ...
http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/08/01/world%E2%80%99s-first-printed-3d-plane-takes-off/?mod=google_news_blog

 

World's first 3-D printed airplane takes to the skies [Video]
Los Angeles Times
A small group of aeronautical engineers at the
University of Southampton sent the world's first 3-D printed aircraft into the skies above Britain, according to a report by New Scientist magazine. Watch in New Scientist's video above as the model plane ...
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/08/3d-printed-airplane.html

World's first 'printed' aerial vehicle takes off
MSN India
The
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (SULSA) plane is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including the wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. SULSA is part of the EPSRC-funded DECODE ...
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5327736

The First 3-D Printed Aircraft Takes Flight
Forbes (blog)
By ALEX KNAPP Engineers at the
University of Southampton have developed the first 100% 3-D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Dubbed the SULSA, which is short for Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft, the entire craft was printed using a ...
http://blogs.forbes.com/alexknapp/2011/08/01/the-first-3-d-printed-aircraft-takes-flight/

World's first 3D printed aircraft takes flight
Eureka
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed and flown what they claim to be the first ever 3d printed aircraft. The unmanned air vehicle, dubbed The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft), was printed on an EOS EOSINT P730 ...
http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article/35774/Worlds-first-3D-printed-aircraft-takes-flight.aspx

World's first 'printed' airplane takes to the skies
ZDNet (blog)
Engineers at the University of Southampton have developed an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. The plane, called SULSA (
Southampton University Laser ...
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/emergingtech/worlds-first-printed-airplane-takes-to-the-skies/2673

 

Engineers have designed and flown the world's first aircraft made using 3D ...
Gizmag
Well, in order to illustrate the potential of the technology for the aviation industry, engineers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flown the world's first “printed” aircraft. The entire structure of the unmanned air vehicle ...
http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-aircraft-flown/19383/picture/138886/

 

World's first 'printed' plane snaps together and flies
CNET
The SULSA (
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) is an unmanned air vehicle that emerged, layer by layer, from a nylon laser sintering machine that can fabricate plastic or metal objects. In the case of the SULSA, the wings, access hatches, ...
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20085901-1/worlds-first-printed-plane-snaps-together-and-flies/

University of Southampton's printed plane takes to the skies
Daily Echo
By Martyn Hannah » Reporter SCIENTISTS from the
University of Southampton have made headlines around the globe after designing and flying the world's first printed aircraft. The plane, which has a two-metre wingspan and a top speed of 100 miles per ...
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9177673.Printed_plane_takes_to_the_skies/

The Irish Times - Thursday, August 4, 2011
Irish Times
Meanwhile, researchers at the
University of Southampton have been taking a different tack, by printing a plane. The unmanned electric-powered aircraft, which has a wingspan of two metres, can reach speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour, according to a ...
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoday/2011/0804/1224301812047.html

Industry collaboration allows 3D printed plane to soar
Manufacturer.com
The innovative new concept model took to the air in
Southampton where University of Southampton academics Professors Keane and Scanlan, have been working on the blue sky project. 3T RPD, an additive layer manufacturing specialist based in Berkshire, ...
http://www.themanufacturer.com/uk/content/12341/Industry_collaboration_allows_3D_printed_plane_to_soar

World's first 'printed' aerial vehicle takes off
Business Standard
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have achieved precisely this. According to an institute release, the engineers have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, "which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design”. ...
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/worlds-first-printed-aerial-vehicle-takes-off/444385/

Engineers from the University of Southampton Design Printed Aircraft
AZoRobotics
By Andy Choi Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed the Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (SULSA), which is an unmanned air vehicle that has been built using printed structures. This is the first aircraft in the world ...
http://www.azorobotics.com/news.aspx?newsID=1877

Brit engineers build, fly world's first 'printed' aircraft
BioScholar News
University of Southampton engineers have developed and flown the world's first “printed” aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle ...
http://news.bioscholar.com/2011/07/brit-engineers-build-fly-world%E2%80%99s-first-%E2%80%98printed%E2%80%99-aircraft.html

3D-printed plane takes to the skies, sounds like a Black & Decker (video)
Engadget
If designers at the
University of Southampton wanted to experiment with elliptical wings, they simply printed them out. If they thought a particular brand of WWII nose cone might reduce drag, they pressed Ctrl-P. And if they reckoned they could invent ...
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/29/3d-printed-plane-takes-to-the-skies-sounds-like-a-black-and-decke/

Someday, People Will Fly in Planes Made by 3D Printers
Gizmodo
A research team at the
University Southampton have built a functioning aircraft from a 3D printer. Though it's a fraction of the size of a normal aircraft (its wingspan is 6.5 feet), future plane designs might find the design techniques valuable. ...
http://gizmodo.com/5825729/someday-people-will-fly-in-planes-made-by-3d-printers

The world's first plane created entirely by 3D printing takes flight
Digitaltrends.com
Andy Keane and Jim Scanlan of the
University of Southampton have designed and printed a model, flying plane. Yes, printed. We are still in the phase where that verb should inspire awe when noting it can produce more than a book report. ...
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/the-worlds-first-plane-created-entirely-by-3d-printing-takes-flight/

Latest 3D print job: a small airplane
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Researchers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flew the world's first “printed” aircraft. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, ...
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/latest-3d-print-job-a-small-airplane/17688

Latest 3D print job: a small airplane
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Researchers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flew the world's first “printed” aircraft. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, ...
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/latest-3d-print-job-a-small-airplane/17688

Laser Printed Aircraft “SULSA” a UAV Can Revolutionize Aircraft Design Economics
CrazyEngineers VoiCE
Engineers at
University of Southampton have designed and tested the Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft aka SULSA. This unmanned air vehicle (UAV) could bring a new revolution to the economics of aircraft design. ...
http://www.crazyengineers.com/laser-printed-aircraft-sulsa-a-uav-can-revolutionize-aircraft-design-economics-700/

Southampton engineers fly the world's first 'printed' aircraft
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air ...
http://scienceblog.com/46714/southampton-engineers-fly-the-worlds-first-printed-aircraft/

World's first 'printed' aircraft flies
UPI.com
SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 28 (UPI) -- Engineers at a British university say they've designed and flown the first "printed" aircraft, an unmanned air vehicle whose entire structure has been printed. The
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft ...
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/07/28/Worlds-first-printed-aircraft-flies/UPI-27601311901334/

Someday, People Will Fly In Planes Made By 3D Printers
Gizmodo Australia
By Adrian Covert on July 29, 2011 at 9:40 am A research team at the
University Southampton have built a functioning aircraft from a 3D printer. Though it's a fraction of the size of a normal aircraft (its wingspan is 2m), future plane designs might ...
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/someday-people-will-fly-in-planes-made-by-3d-printers/

First 3D printed plane could be the future of unmanned drones
DVICE
Their 3D-printed aircraft is called the "Sulsa" (for
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft), which runs on an electric motor and cost just over $8000 to produce. It only has just shy of a five-foot wingspan, but UAVs aren't usually the size of ...
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/08/first-3d-printe.php

World first: UK boffins print out working 3D aeroplane
Register
By Lester Haines • Get more from this author A team from
the University of Southampton has produced the world's first fully "printed" airworthy plane – a 1.5-metre-wingspan UAV created in just five days by selective laser sintering (SLS). ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/28/sintered_aircraft/

UK engineers build printed airplane
GMANews.TV
"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
University of Southampton said in a news release. Once completed, the electric-powered ...
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/228164/technology/uk-engineers-build-printed-airplane

 

World's First Printed 3D Plane Takes Off
Wall Street Journal (blog)
They succeeded, creating the
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (Sulsa) for a budget of £5000 in seven days. It was tested even through an intentional stall using both ground-based control and an autopilot. Earlier this year, Tech Europe ...
http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/08/01/world%E2%80%99s-first-printed-3d-plane-takes-off/?mod=google_news_blog

 

World's first 3-D printed airplane takes to the skies [Video]
Los Angeles Times
A small group of aeronautical engineers at the
University of Southampton sent the world's first 3-D printed aircraft into the skies above Britain, according to a report by New Scientist magazine. Watch in New Scientist's video above as the model plane ...
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/08/3d-printed-airplane.html

 

World's first 'printed' aerial vehicle takes off
MSN India
The
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (SULSA) plane is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including the wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. SULSA is part of the EPSRC-funded DECODE ...
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5327736

 

The First 3-D Printed Aircraft Takes Flight
Forbes (blog)
By ALEX KNAPP Engineers at the
University of Southampton have developed the first 100% 3-D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Dubbed the SULSA, which is short for Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft, the entire craft was printed using a ...
http://blogs.forbes.com/alexknapp/2011/08/01/the-first-3-d-printed-aircraft-takes-flight/

 

World's first 3D printed aircraft takes flight
Eureka
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed and flown what they claim to be the first ever 3d printed aircraft. The unmanned air vehicle, dubbed The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft), was printed on an EOS EOSINT P730 ...
http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article/35774/Worlds-first-3D-printed-aircraft-takes-flight.aspx

 

World's first 'printed' airplane takes to the skies
ZDNet (blog)
Engineers at the University of Southampton have developed an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. The plane, called SULSA (
Southampton University Laser ...
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/emergingtech/worlds-first-printed-airplane-takes-to-the-skies/2673

Engineers have designed and flown the world's first aircraft made using 3D ...
Gizmag
Well, in order to illustrate the potential of the technology for the aviation industry, engineers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flown the world's first “printed” aircraft. The entire structure of the unmanned air vehicle ...
http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-aircraft-flown/19383/picture/138886/

 

World's first 'printed' plane snaps together and flies
CNET
The SULSA (
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) is an unmanned air vehicle that emerged, layer by layer, from a nylon laser sintering machine that can fabricate plastic or metal objects. In the case of the SULSA, the wings, access hatches, ...
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20085901-1/worlds-first-printed-plane-snaps-together-and-flies/

 

University of Southampton's printed plane takes to the skies
Daily Echo
By Martyn Hannah » Reporter SCIENTISTS from the
University of Southampton have made headlines around the globe after designing and flying the world's first printed aircraft. The plane, which has a two-metre wingspan and a top speed of 100 miles per ...
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9177673.Printed_plane_takes_to_the_skies/

 

The Irish Times - Thursday, August 4, 2011
Irish Times
Meanwhile, researchers at the
University of Southampton have been taking a different tack, by printing a plane. The unmanned electric-powered aircraft, which has a wingspan of two metres, can reach speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour, according to a ...
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoday/2011/0804/1224301812047.html

 

Industry collaboration allows 3D printed plane to soar
Manufacturer.com
The innovative new concept model took to the air in
Southampton where University of Southampton academics Professors Keane and Scanlan, have been working on the blue sky project. 3T RPD, an additive layer manufacturing specialist based in Berkshire, ...
http://www.themanufacturer.com/uk/content/12341/Industry_collaboration_allows_3D_printed_plane_to_soar

 

World's first 'printed' aerial vehicle takes off
Business Standard
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have achieved precisely this. According to an institute release, the engineers have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, "which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design”. ...
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/worlds-first-printed-aerial-vehicle-takes-off/444385/

 

Engineers from the University of Southampton Design Printed Aircraft
AZoRobotics
By Andy Choi Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed the Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (SULSA), which is an unmanned air vehicle that has been built using printed structures. This is the first aircraft in the world ...
http://www.azorobotics.com/news.aspx?newsID=1877

 

Brit engineers build, fly world's first 'printed' aircraft
BioScholar News
University of Southampton engineers have developed and flown the world's first “printed” aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle ...
http://news.bioscholar.com/2011/07/brit-engineers-build-fly-world%E2%80%99s-first-%E2%80%98printed%E2%80%99-aircraft.html

 

3D-printed plane takes to the skies, sounds like a Black & Decker (video)
Engadget
If designers at the
University of Southampton wanted to experiment with elliptical wings, they simply printed them out. If they thought a particular brand of WWII nose cone might reduce drag, they pressed Ctrl-P. And if they reckoned they could invent ...
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/29/3d-printed-plane-takes-to-the-skies-sounds-like-a-black-and-decke/

 

Someday, People Will Fly in Planes Made by 3D Printers
Gizmodo
A research team at the
University Southampton have built a functioning aircraft from a 3D printer. Though it's a fraction of the size of a normal aircraft (its wingspan is 6.5 feet), future plane designs might find the design techniques valuable. ...
http://gizmodo.com/5825729/someday-people-will-fly-in-planes-made-by-3d-printers

 

The world's first plane created entirely by 3D printing takes flight
Digitaltrends.com
Andy Keane and Jim Scanlan of the
University of Southampton have designed and printed a model, flying plane. Yes, printed. We are still in the phase where that verb should inspire awe when noting it can produce more than a book report. ...
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/the-worlds-first-plane-created-entirely-by-3d-printing-takes-flight/

 

Latest 3D print job: a small airplane
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Researchers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flew the world's first “printed” aircraft. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, ...
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/latest-3d-print-job-a-small-airplane/17688

 

Latest 3D print job: a small airplane
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Researchers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flew the world's first “printed” aircraft. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, ...
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/latest-3d-print-job-a-small-airplane/17688

 

Laser Printed Aircraft “SULSA” a UAV Can Revolutionize Aircraft Design Economics
CrazyEngineers VoiCE
Engineers at
University of Southampton have designed and tested the Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft aka SULSA. This unmanned air vehicle (UAV) could bring a new revolution to the economics of aircraft design. ...
http://www.crazyengineers.com/laser-printed-aircraft-sulsa-a-uav-can-revolutionize-aircraft-design-economics-700/

 

Southampton engineers fly the world's first 'printed' aircraft
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air ...
http://scienceblog.com/46714/southampton-engineers-fly-the-worlds-first-printed-aircraft/

 

World's first 'printed' aircraft flies
UPI.com
SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 28 (UPI) -- Engineers at a British university say they've designed and flown the first "printed" aircraft, an unmanned air vehicle whose entire structure has been printed. The
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft ...
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/07/28/Worlds-first-printed-aircraft-flies/UPI-27601311901334/

 

Someday, People Will Fly In Planes Made By 3D Printers
Gizmodo Australia
By Adrian Covert on July 29, 2011 at 9:40 am A research team at the
University Southampton have built a functioning aircraft from a 3D printer. Though it's a fraction of the size of a normal aircraft (its wingspan is 2m), future plane designs might ...
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/someday-people-will-fly-in-planes-made-by-3d-printers/

 

First 3D printed plane could be the future of unmanned drones
DVICE
Their 3D-printed aircraft is called the "Sulsa" (for
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft), which runs on an electric motor and cost just over $8000 to produce. It only has just shy of a five-foot wingspan, but UAVs aren't usually the size of ...
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/08/first-3d-printe.php

 

World first: UK boffins print out working 3D aeroplane
Register
By Lester Haines • Get more from this author A team from
the University of Southampton has produced the world's first fully "printed" airworthy plane – a 1.5-metre-wingspan UAV created in just five days by selective laser sintering (SLS). ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/28/sintered_aircraft/

 

UK engineers build printed airplane
GMANews.TV
"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
University of Southampton said in a news release. Once completed, the electric-powered ...
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/228164/technology/uk-engineers-build-printed-airplane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World's First Printed 3D Plane Takes Off
Wall Street Journal (blog)
They succeeded, creating the
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (Sulsa) for a budget of £5000 in seven days. It was tested even through an intentional stall using both ground-based control and an autopilot. Earlier this year, Tech Europe ...
http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/08/01/world%E2%80%99s-first-printed-3d-plane-takes-off/?mod=google_news_blog

 

World's first 3-D printed airplane takes to the skies [Video]
Los Angeles Times
A small group of aeronautical engineers at the
University of Southampton sent the world's first 3-D printed aircraft into the skies above Britain, according to a report by New Scientist magazine. Watch in New Scientist's video above as the model plane ...
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/08/3d-printed-airplane.html

 

World's first 'printed' aerial vehicle takes off
MSN India
The
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (SULSA) plane is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including the wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. SULSA is part of the EPSRC-funded DECODE ...
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5327736

 

The First 3-D Printed Aircraft Takes Flight
Forbes (blog)
By ALEX KNAPP Engineers at the
University of Southampton have developed the first 100% 3-D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Dubbed the SULSA, which is short for Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft, the entire craft was printed using a ...
http://blogs.forbes.com/alexknapp/2011/08/01/the-first-3-d-printed-aircraft-takes-flight/

 

World's first 3D printed aircraft takes flight
Eureka
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed and flown what they claim to be the first ever 3d printed aircraft. The unmanned air vehicle, dubbed The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft), was printed on an EOS EOSINT P730 ...
http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article/35774/Worlds-first-3D-printed-aircraft-takes-flight.aspx

 

World's first 'printed' airplane takes to the skies
ZDNet (blog)
Engineers at the University of Southampton have developed an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches. The plane, called SULSA (
Southampton University Laser ...
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/emergingtech/worlds-first-printed-airplane-takes-to-the-skies/2673

Engineers have designed and flown the world's first aircraft made using 3D ...
Gizmag
Well, in order to illustrate the potential of the technology for the aviation industry, engineers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flown the world's first “printed” aircraft. The entire structure of the unmanned air vehicle ...
http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-aircraft-flown/19383/picture/138886/

 

World's first 'printed' plane snaps together and flies
CNET
The SULSA (
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) is an unmanned air vehicle that emerged, layer by layer, from a nylon laser sintering machine that can fabricate plastic or metal objects. In the case of the SULSA, the wings, access hatches, ...
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20085901-1/worlds-first-printed-plane-snaps-together-and-flies/

 

University of Southampton's printed plane takes to the skies
Daily Echo
By Martyn Hannah » Reporter SCIENTISTS from the
University of Southampton have made headlines around the globe after designing and flying the world's first printed aircraft. The plane, which has a two-metre wingspan and a top speed of 100 miles per ...
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9177673.Printed_plane_takes_to_the_skies/

 

The Irish Times - Thursday, August 4, 2011
Irish Times
Meanwhile, researchers at the
University of Southampton have been taking a different tack, by printing a plane. The unmanned electric-powered aircraft, which has a wingspan of two metres, can reach speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour, according to a ...
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoday/2011/0804/1224301812047.html

 

Industry collaboration allows 3D printed plane to soar
Manufacturer.com
The innovative new concept model took to the air in
Southampton where University of Southampton academics Professors Keane and Scanlan, have been working on the blue sky project. 3T RPD, an additive layer manufacturing specialist based in Berkshire, ...
http://www.themanufacturer.com/uk/content/12341/Industry_collaboration_allows_3D_printed_plane_to_soar

 

World's first 'printed' aerial vehicle takes off
Business Standard
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have achieved precisely this. According to an institute release, the engineers have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, "which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design”. ...
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/worlds-first-printed-aerial-vehicle-takes-off/444385/

 

Engineers from the University of Southampton Design Printed Aircraft
AZoRobotics
By Andy Choi Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed the Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (SULSA), which is an unmanned air vehicle that has been built using printed structures. This is the first aircraft in the world ...
http://www.azorobotics.com/news.aspx?newsID=1877

 

Brit engineers build, fly world's first 'printed' aircraft
BioScholar News
University of Southampton engineers have developed and flown the world's first “printed” aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle ...
http://news.bioscholar.com/2011/07/brit-engineers-build-fly-world%E2%80%99s-first-%E2%80%98printed%E2%80%99-aircraft.html

 

3D-printed plane takes to the skies, sounds like a Black & Decker (video)
Engadget
If designers at the
University of Southampton wanted to experiment with elliptical wings, they simply printed them out. If they thought a particular brand of WWII nose cone might reduce drag, they pressed Ctrl-P. And if they reckoned they could invent ...
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/29/3d-printed-plane-takes-to-the-skies-sounds-like-a-black-and-decke/

 

Someday, People Will Fly in Planes Made by 3D Printers
Gizmodo
A research team at the
University Southampton have built a functioning aircraft from a 3D printer. Though it's a fraction of the size of a normal aircraft (its wingspan is 6.5 feet), future plane designs might find the design techniques valuable. ...
http://gizmodo.com/5825729/someday-people-will-fly-in-planes-made-by-3d-printers

 

The world's first plane created entirely by 3D printing takes flight
Digitaltrends.com
Andy Keane and Jim Scanlan of the
University of Southampton have designed and printed a model, flying plane. Yes, printed. We are still in the phase where that verb should inspire awe when noting it can produce more than a book report. ...
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/the-worlds-first-plane-created-entirely-by-3d-printing-takes-flight/

 

Latest 3D print job: a small airplane
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Researchers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flew the world's first “printed” aircraft. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, ...
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/latest-3d-print-job-a-small-airplane/17688

 

Latest 3D print job: a small airplane
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Researchers from the
University of Southampton have just designed and flew the world's first “printed” aircraft. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, ...
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/latest-3d-print-job-a-small-airplane/17688

 

Laser Printed Aircraft “SULSA” a UAV Can Revolutionize Aircraft Design Economics
CrazyEngineers VoiCE
Engineers at
University of Southampton have designed and tested the Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft aka SULSA. This unmanned air vehicle (UAV) could bring a new revolution to the economics of aircraft design. ...
http://www.crazyengineers.com/laser-printed-aircraft-sulsa-a-uav-can-revolutionize-aircraft-design-economics-700/

 

Southampton engineers fly the world's first 'printed' aircraft
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Engineers at the
University of Southampton have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. The SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) plane is an unmanned air ...
http://scienceblog.com/46714/southampton-engineers-fly-the-worlds-first-printed-aircraft/

 

World's first 'printed' aircraft flies
UPI.com
SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 28 (UPI) -- Engineers at a British university say they've designed and flown the first "printed" aircraft, an unmanned air vehicle whose entire structure has been printed. The
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft ...
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/07/28/Worlds-first-printed-aircraft-flies/UPI-27601311901334/

 

Someday, People Will Fly In Planes Made By 3D Printers
Gizmodo Australia
By Adrian Covert on July 29, 2011 at 9:40 am A research team at the
University Southampton have built a functioning aircraft from a 3D printer. Though it's a fraction of the size of a normal aircraft (its wingspan is 2m), future plane designs might ...
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/someday-people-will-fly-in-planes-made-by-3d-printers/

 

First 3D printed plane could be the future of unmanned drones
DVICE
Their 3D-printed aircraft is called the "Sulsa" (for
Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft), which runs on an electric motor and cost just over $8000 to produce. It only has just shy of a five-foot wingspan, but UAVs aren't usually the size of ...
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/08/first-3d-printe.php

 

World first: UK boffins print out working 3D aeroplane
Register
By Lester Haines • Get more from this author A team from
the University of Southampton has produced the world's first fully "printed" airworthy plane – a 1.5-metre-wingspan UAV created in just five days by selective laser sintering (SLS). ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/28/sintered_aircraft/

 

UK engineers build printed airplane
GMANews.TV
"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
University of Southampton said in a news release. Once completed, the electric-powered ...
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/228164/technology/uk-engineers-build-printed-airplane

 

 

 

 

 

 

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