Shaping the Future of Flight

Aurora Flight Sciences: Shaping the Future of Flight in Civil & Military Aerial Vehicles

Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas, VA has been developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for both the civil and military markets for nearly three decades. However, with advancing customer needs and requirements, its research and development center is utilizing Stratasys® 3D printing technology more frequently for production parts and tooling to help bring new innovations to unmanned flight.

Recently, engineers at Aurora and Stratasys embarked on an ambitious project: to build a jet-powered, thrust vectoring, blended wing body, remotely piloted aircraft.

”Our goal with this project was to show the aerospace industry how quickly you can go from designing and building to flying a 3D printed jet-powered aircraft.” Dan Campbell – Aurora Flight Sciences

This case study is courtesy of our strategic technology partner, Stratasys.

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