The original idea of manufacturing the prototype was through ribs. Wood and carbon
fiber would be used since these materials are light and resistant. For the outer shape
we thought about the expanded polystyrene milling, but due to the thickness of the
profiles we use, which is too small to make the flight more efficient, it was impossible
to mill the material and the only way to achieve the shape we were looking for was
making molds which were more expensive. In addition, the number of hours we had to
invest were not viable considering that for each iteration we had to create a new mold
and because of this we decided to discard this idea.
SOLUTION OF THE CUSTOMER
After a long period of construction feasibility problems, HP offered us the opportunity to print the drone, which meant a faster way to
iterate the initial design. Since working together with HP and the studio Nacar Design we managed to design a structure that could be
printed in its entirety using the 3D printing technology offered by HP.
WHY 3D PRINT
DESIGN FREEDOM & CUSTOMIZATION
Due to our modular design, 3D printing offers us the option to individually dimension and shape each joint taking into account the
needs of each one.
DIMENSIONAL STRENGHT AND ACCURACY
Structural rigidity, precision for the aerodynamic surface and maneuverability in internal areas of difficult access are three maxims that
HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion offers to the Aldora team and that make possible the creation of a remarkable aerial vehicle.
This is the reason why HP prints 90% of the Panthea model, the prototype of 4 meters.