martes, 3 de julio de 2018

Reverse Engineering through 3D Scan Data

Optical 3D Scanners cannot pick up all data points and render a complete scan due to differences of surface texture, color, and obstructed lines of sight.

In 2010, MACH-T3 evaluated numerous 3D Scanners and software to add more tools to their business. They chose Geomagic Design X software because it was the only software on the market that could make parametric CAD models from 3D Scan Data.

lunes, 18 de junio de 2018

Yemen Shoot Falls UAV

The Yemeni military is rumored to have shot down a Houthi militia UAV in the Hodeidah region. Furthermore, the UAV is believed to be made by Iran.

The UK looses the 16% of their Watchkeeper's Fleet

Developed from the Israeli-developed Elbit Hermes 450, the Watchkeeper is operated by the British Army as an unarmed Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) platform.

The UAV came down close to the airfield from which it was operating, bringing to five the number of Watchkeepers that have now been lost. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed the incident but declined to divulge details, except to say that an investigation has been launched.

With 54 air vehicles having been acquired, the army is now down to 49 as a result of its losses. A senior service official previously told Jane’s that expected attrition losses were built into the original number of Watchkeepers procured, though it was noted that this was to enable the platform to be used in less permissive environments rather than to cover for expected accidents.

miércoles, 13 de junio de 2018

AARTOS: A brief look

AP-Flyer manufacture innovative and technologically advanced Aaronia's Drone Detection System AARTOS (Advanced Automatic RF Tracking and Observation Solution).

The System is used to detect the incursion of unwanted drones, based on the directional real-time measurement of the electromagnetic emissions of drones. It warns the operator when drones are in the area and sends alerts. 

Top 3 Additive Manufacturing OEMs for UAVs

No doubt I have left out many interesting OEMs, but now and today, am I convinced these are the top three, taking into account just its versatility when manufacturing end-use parts for UAVs.

1: Stratasys

2: 3D Systems

3: EOS

Their three shared main advantages are their efficiency, their reliability, and their range of materials. Again: I have left out many interesting OEMs, but the market is moving on, and I think we will see interesting developments in a mid term future.

DroneDeploy launches Thermal Live Map

DroneDeploy, a drone software company with the largest drone data platform in the world, today announced the launch of Thermal Live Map, a real-time mobile mapping solution which delivers insights only thermal imagery can reveal.

A first-of-its-kind feature, Thermal Live Map visualizes temperature range variability and creates instant thermal maps for quick, data-guided decisions on the job site. DroneDeploy is the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones, and is making the power of aerial data accessible and productive for everyone.

Trusted by leading brands globally, DroneDeploy is transforming the way businesses leverage UAVs and aerial data across industries, including agriculture, construction, mining, inspection, and surveying. Simple by design, DroneDeploy enables professional-grade imagery and analysis, 3D modeling and more from any UAV on any device. 

The new solution is particularly valuable for firefighting, giving firefighters the ability to see through smoke and keep track of their personnel in large fire scenes. Thermal Live Map also helps locate precisely where the fire is hottest and provides definitive confirmation the fire is extinguished in specific areas. Thermal Live Map allows first responders to view hundreds of acres in minutes —day or night— penetrating hard-to-reach and hard-to-see terrain where missing or injured persons may be awaiting rescue. 

Thermal Live Map also helps growers spot field stress in real time. They identify irrigation issues, detect ripeness, and analyze plant health early to solve problem areas and avoid lost harvests. "Thermal mapping is one of the most common and difficult requests from our customers to date, but the reward equals the challenge," said Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy. "Live Map makes thermal insights more accessible while increasing safety and efficiency on job sites." 

The new solution uses the latest advancements in edge computing to generate thermal drone maps locally on iOS devices as a DJI drone flies.

Hexadrone shows Tundra-M at Eurosatory 2018

Hexadrone's Tundra-M UAV is showcased at Eurosatory 2018, Paris Nord Villepinte, booth F528 Hall 6. The event is held from June 11th to June 15th. It is the first 100% customizable UAV for users specialized in defense and rescue.

The UAV’s body and arms have been manufactured in Windform® SP (body) and Windform® XT 2.0 (arms). The rapidly detachable arms and three quick release attaches make the Tundra-M extremely flexible to meet the needs of any profession, while making operational conditions easier to maintain.

Tundra-M is Hexadrone’s first fully modular and easy-to-use UAV for industrial and multi-purpose tasks, made for extreme weather conditions thanks to rugged, waterproof design. Tundra-M is the most advanced professional UAV created by Hexadrone.

Tundra-M 3D printed functional prototype has been manufactured by CRP Technology via professional 3D printing using Windform® Carbon-composite materials. Windform® XT 2.0 and Windform® SP are Carbon-fiber reinforced composite 3D printing materials from Windform family of high performance materials.

Windform was created by CRP Technology, CRP Group’s specialized company in advanced 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions.