US military wants to on-demand 3D printing drones possible

Feb

21

2016

The US military wants to use 3D printers to ensure that soldiers on the ground access within 24 hours to newly-produced drones, when they request it. This on-demand drone production is part of an experiment carried out in the near future.

In a message on its Web site explains the US military out that as part of the so-called Aewe program in which new technology is being tested for the army. The on-demand printing of drones with specific properties for the mission is one of the fifty new techniques being explored.

The idea is that soldiers, when they deem it necessary, ask for drones, which are then produced directly using a 3D printer. So the military can respond quickly to developments on the battlefield and can be made unmanned aircraft with features that come in handy during the relevant mission. Incidentally, the drone is made ​​using components that are already present and specific, customized parts from a 3D printer. Using a 3D printer must also provide cost savings.

It is not yet clear whether and when the drone 3D printing service is available to all military units because it so yet is a test. To put the plan into effect cooperation with scientists, and during Aewe event, held in the US state of Georgia early next year, the results are demonstrated.

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