At University of Virginia researchers and students are using 3D printing technology to make an array of objects. Their recent project, the Razor, is a 3D-printed, hand-launchable, fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle U.A.V. developed by UVA Professor David Sheffler, in partnership with the Mitre Corporation, a McLean-based defense contractor.
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The Razor – UVA’s 3D-printed U.A.V.
The Razor is a 3D-printed, hand-launchable, fully autonomous U.A.V. developed by Professor David Sheffler in partnership with the Mitre Corporation. The flying-wing aircraft’s design was developed through a rapid prototyping process and refined over the course of several iterations. The aircraft was built with freely available off-the-shelf parts, including an Android smartphone that acts as the central processor.