Airbus drone is made almost entirely from 3D-printed parts
Airbus isn’t content with 3D printing motorcycles — it’s crafting aircraft, too. The aviation giant used the recent Berlin Air Show to introduce Thor, a drone built almost exclusively from 3D-printed parts. Everything that isn’t electrical is built from polyamide, whether it’s the propellers or the landing gear. The result is a robotic aircraft that’s both quick to make (there are no tools involved) and extremely light — the entire 13-foot-long vehicle weighs a modest 46 pounds.