FT Technologies launches Graphite AM 3D printed sensor for drones

FT Technologies, a British company specializing in the development and production of ultrasonic wind sensors, has reportedly launched its first drone-specific and 3D printed device.

The FT205 sensor has been 3D printed by fellow British company Graphite Additive Manufacturing (Graphite AM) a specialist service bureau and consultancy firm.

According to Fred Squire, Director of Sales and Marketing at FT Technologies, “The FT205 is the first in a new generation of lightweight ultrasonic wind sensors,”

“The light weight of the FT205 together with the proven FT Acu-Res Technology make it ideal for use on aerial drones and other applications where weight is critical.”

Hydrophobic coating on an FT Technologies ultrasonic wind sensor. Photo via FT TechnologiesHydrophobic coating on an FT Technologies ultrasonic wind sensor. Photo via FT Technologies

The drone anemometer

The FT205 uses acoustic resonance technology to deliver environmental information about the wind speed, direction and temperature, bases on minute vibrations in the device, and an in-built compass. A versatile piece of equipment, it can be plugged into a drone’s input/output communications, mounted on a flat surface, or attached to a pole.

Selective laser sintering (SLS) technology has been used to make the device, achieving a weight of just 100g. According to reports, the material used is a graphite and nylon composite – potentially Graphite AM’s proprietary carbon fiber reinforced PA.

The device works in extreme environments, at a maximum altitude of 4000m and in temperatures between -20 and +70°C.

All variations of the FT205 anemometer. Photos via FT TechnologiesAll variations of the FT205 anemometer. Photos via FT Technologies

3D printing demand

Recently, Graphite AM invested in a new SLS 3D printer for its EXPRESS track customers helping to fulfill growing demand for the service. The 3D Systems sPro™ SLS® Center was delivered to the premises in January 2018, and has been delivering parts on demand for Formula 1 customers.

Graphite AM also has an existing partnership with bespoke industrial drone manufacturer Vulcan UAV, and has been helping the company with the light weighting of its devices.

FT Technologies’ FT205 is designed to aid drone users in environmental projects and to execute more reliable flights.

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Featured image shows a quad drone in flight. Public domain photo via pxhere

BLTouch : Auto Bed Leveling Sensor / To be a Premium 3D Printer (With 1M Extension Cable Set)

Main functions and controls of BLTouch are same as usual auto bed leveling sensor, consists of RC servo and micro switch. Thus, BLTouch can be applied on almost every board. BLTouch fulfilled simple structure and high precision by using progressively designed solenoid and hall sensor, and aimed user convenience and enjoyable printing by adding many smart functions, self-test, alarm, alarm release, test mode for M119. – Simple BLTouch can be easily applied, since it has a small and simple structure. – Smart [Self-test]: The push pin is operated three times to test when the power is on [Alarm]: The LED light blinks if a problem found on a self-test or on an operation – High-precision BLTouch’s Standard Deviation in repeatability is around 0.005mm, at that precise. Includes 1 Meter extension cable set. No soldering required!

Product Features

  • BLTouch is an auto leveling sensor for 3D Printers based on open-source.
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WINSINN 3D Printer J-head V6 Hotend Extruder Kit – High Speed Volcano Upgrade + Sensor Copper heater block 0.4mm Copper & Stainless steel Nozzle For PT100 1.75mm Filament

►This is The latest V6 kit, replacement parts is very easy, so you can easily upgrade your printer. High-quality stainless steel nozzle + copper heating block + TC4 titanium alloy, you can ultra-high temperature printing. Let’s try it :)))

 

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►TC4 titanium alloy: TC4 titanium alloy material composition is Ti-6Al-4V, (a + b) type titanium alloy, It has good mechanical properties, specific strength. TC4 strength sb = 1,012MPa, density g = 4.4 x 103, specific strength sb / g = 23.5, while the specific strength of alloy steel sb / g is less than 18. Titanium alloy has low thermal conductivity. Titanium alloy thermal conductivity 1/5 of steel , 1/13 of aluminum, 1/25 of copper , TC4 thermal conductivity l = 7.955W / m.K. The above data is only for reference.

 

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►Sensor heater block is the 2016 new V6 heater block, it compatible with PT100 sensor, size 23*16*12mm

►Copper heater block is The latest heating block, suitable for ultra-high temperature printing, size 22*16*11.5mm

 

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Package include:
►1 x High quality copper + stainless steel 1.75mm-0.4mm nozzle
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►1 x 12V 40W 1m Heater Cartridge Cable + NTC 100K 3950B Temperature sensor
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  • Emergency Notice: Recently some customer feedback that V6 heat sink had the thread error, the heat sink in the kit is M6 thread, it can not be used. We are very sorry about this problem. This is our mistake. We apologize to all customers. If you have received a problem product, don’t worry. Contact us immediately, keep your product, we will re-send to you immediately for free. Thank you!
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AMZLIFE [Upgraded Version] 3D Printing LED Moon Lamp Lighting Night Light,Touch Sensor Switch 2 Brightness Changeable 3000k 6000k Lunar,USB Rechargeable Decorative Lights,Dimmable 5.9inch

AMZLIFE lunar moon lamp with 3D printing technology 

This moon shaped lamp is printed through a 3D printer to capture the full extent of the moon’s surface, with its dents and craters.The lamp is made of a material called polylactic acid,which is an environmentally friendly,non-toxic plastic that is used as “ink” for three-dimensional printing.

Operation mode 

1,Touch the metal switch at the bottom of the moon light and switch on the light,the first touch is warm white yellow light.The second touch is cool white.The third touch to switch off.

2,In the light state,long touch for the stepless dimming and select the brightness.

3,Moon lamp with light brightness memory function,the light will remain at the last light state when you switch off.

Specification 

Name: 3D Printing Moon Lamp

Bulb: LED

Diameter: 5.9inch

Power:1W

Power Supply: USB DC 5V

Battery Capacity: 900mAh

Charging Time: 3 hours

Lighting Color: Warm & Cold

Working Time: 4-12 hours (depends on brightness you choose)

Package Content

1*Moon Lamp

1*USB Charging Cable

1*Wooden Stand

1*Using instruction

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Walmeck PL-08N Auto Leveling Position Sensor Proximity Switch 3D Printer Parts NPN Output

Features:
Auto leveling position sensor, upgrade your self-assembly 3D printer with auto leveling function. (For 3D printer supports Auto Leveling upgrade only. )
Output type: NPN
Output condition: Open
Test material: Metal (The heat bed of your 3D printer must be metal.)
Test distance: ≤8mm
Voltage: DC 4-30V
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Specifications:
Model: PL-08N
Package Size: 7.5 * 7.5 * 1.8cm / 3 * 3 * 0.7″
Package Weight: 37g / 1.3oz

Package List:
1 * Auto Level Sensor
2 * Screw

Product Features

  • Auto leveling position sensor, upgrade your self-assembly 3D printer with auto leveling function.
  • Output type: NPN
  • Output condition: Open
  • Test material: Metal
  • Test distance: ≤8mm; Voltage: DC 4-30V

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