Additive Manufacturing Helps PTERA UAV Explore Advanced Aerodynamic Technology [THROWBACK]

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In 2013, a Georgia based aerospace engineering company, Area-I, set out to reimagine future aircraft using a scaled Boeing 737 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV, dubbed Prototype-Technology Evaluation and Research Aircraft or PTERA, provided the perfect low-risk platform to test and evaluate aerodynamic technology at a fraction of the cost when compared to manned […]