3D printing opens up new possibilities for the research and development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems components. Different research endeavors require the use of a variety of sensors and imaging systems, each with unique mounting and stabilizing requirements. 3D printing allows the rapid and inexpensive production of custom parts to meet the specific needs of a project.
Sample: Camera Mount and Dampening System
Figure 1. AutoCAD display of the camera mount and dampening system.
Figure 1. 3D printed camera mount and dampening system attached to a 3D Robotics X8+. Additional adapter plates can easily be created to enable the use of this system on multiple aircraft.