AMRC engineers reach new heights with unmanned aerial vehicle

High-flying engineers from the University of Sheffield have unveiled new developments in design and rapid manufacturing technology at a top US aerospace conference.

The team, from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s Design and Prototyping Group, gained worldwide publicity when they used their expertise to develop an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

Now, they have taken another step forward, developing their original design to create a UAV powered by electric ducted fan engines.