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The first "leisure drone" built by professional 3D printing
Focus
Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and
markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and
professionals.
The company builds on a common technological expertise to innovate
and develop products for three primary markets:
- Civil drones: recreational quadricopters and solutions for
professional use.
- Connected objects: focusing on audio and gardening.
- Automotive: the most extensive range of hands-free communication
and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market.

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ORDER ONLINE!
www.velox-composites.co.uk

2 & 3 November 2016
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham, UK
Hall 3A * Booth O142

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VELOX UK Ltd
Tel. +44 (0) 1442 825455
Info.uk@velox.com
www.velox.com

The first Bebop 2 structure was
built on injected parts made with
polyamide based glass reinforced
composite material.
Then Parrot moved to SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology in collaboration with CRP
Technology in order to optimize
the structure performance without developing long lead time
and high cost injection tooling,
accelerate iteration generation,
improve manufacturing time, facilitate production in series.
The Bebop 2 parts in Windform
GT are the main structure (central body) and all singles arms.
The body is robust and flexible,
and the arms are reinforced.
Parrot carried out an original development approach based on
experimental diagnosis and FE
model aimed at improving the
quality of the video during flight
(which is usually altered by the
vibrations of the drone) through
the optimization of drone design.
The structure has been manly developed according to that target
and by finding smart design to reduce weight.
3D Printing technologies
Parrot has established that the
natural frequencies of the parts
made with Windform GT were
quite similar to those of parts obtained by injection molding technique applied to glass fiber reinforced polyamide.
Parrot validated that natural frequencies of parts manufactured
with this material were similar
to injected parts with polyamide
based glass reinforced composite

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material. Combined to FE analysis Parrot has reduced dramatically the development time.
Parrot was also able to evaluate
toughness of the product structure (a consumer drone as Bebop
2 is a flying machine led to fall
quite often with beginners).
This innovative material proved
the only material for 3D Printing
technologies able to overcome
the accidental fall of tests carried
out by Parrot's technicians.
Parrot highlights others advantages obtained with additive
manufacturing and Windform
GT material: make small batches of production with acceptable
mechanical properties to provide
functional products to the team
(i.e. very helpful to develop others product's functionalities like
flying performances), good aesthetics feature.
Polyamide
composite material
Windform® materials are laser
sintering materials for 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Windform composite SLS materials were born from the study-research of R&D department of
CRP Technology and international market needs. Windform
GT is a polyamide based glass
microfiber reinforced composite
material with a dark black color.
The versatility of the product
combined with the technology
used allows for near endless possibilities.
More information:
www.parrot.com
www.crp-group.com


http://www.velox.com http://www.parrot.com http://www.crp-group.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016

Cover
Edito
Opinion: Public transportation
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Development
Graphene
Agenda
Cyclitech, the international conference on bicycle technology
BUSINESS
Prospective
Latin America
Biocomposites
MANUFACTURING
Overmoulding
RTM
Viscous resin
Feature Automation - The key to success?
Conferences
Awards
Floorplan
Preforming technology
Robotization
Carbon fibre
Cutting
SOLUTIONS
UAV
Sailing
Fire rescue
Public transportation
Autonomous vehicle
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
NDT
Certification
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Opinion: Public transportation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Graphene
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Cyclitech, the international conference on bicycle technology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Prospective
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 18
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Latin America
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Biocomposites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Overmoulding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - RTM
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Viscous resin
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Feature Automation - The key to success?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Conferences
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Awards
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 36
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Floorplan
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Preforming technology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Robotization
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Carbon fibre
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Cutting
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - UAV
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Sailing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Fire rescue
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Public transportation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Autonomous vehicle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 58
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - NDT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Certification
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 63
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - 64
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