Aurora and Stratasys develop world’s first jet-powered 3D printed aircraft

This week’s video comes from the US where Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys have teamed up to build the world’s first jet-powered, 3D printed aircraft.


Using 80% 3D printed parts, the UAV is composed of Stratasys’ ULTEM 9085 lightweight material to help achieve flight speeds of over 150mph. The high-speed system boasts an impressive 9ft wingspan and weighs in at only 33 lbs.

In the following video, Dan Campbell, aerospace research engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences, explains how the UAV project met a number of goals using Stratasys 3D printing solutions.