US Marines Set To Launch 3D Printed Drones Into Battle

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US Marines Set To Launch 3D Printed Drones Into Battle

I normally try to avoid military subject matter on the Drone Universities blog. Not that it isn’t interesting, it just, generally speaking, doesn’t match well topically with the rest of our stories. However, every once in a while I’ll run into something so interesting that I feel like I have to share. This is one of those cases.

The US Marines are just about to launch the “Nibbler,” a 3D printed drone, into combat zones. This will mark the first time a 3d printed drone will be used “in a combat theater by conventional forces.”

Marines are set to launch a 3-D-printed drone into combat zones in the coming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The drone, nicknamed the “Nibbler,” is the first drone of its kind to be used in a combat theater by conventional forces.

The Nibbler’s simple design is comprised of a few prefabricated components including a motor, batteries and a spool of filament. The body of the drone is printed using 3-D technology.

“Our team is very enthusiastic about the Nibbler, but even more enthusiastic about what it represents for the future,” Capt. Chris J. Wood told Defense Systems.

Marines set to launch 3-D printed drone to combat operations

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:25+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on US Marines Set To Launch 3D Printed Drones Into Battle

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