3D printing and generative design get Team ROK’s lifesaving X VEIN drone up in the air

3D printing and generative design get Team ROK's lifesaving X VEIN drone up in the air

Japanese duo Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda, aka team ROK, have used generative design and 3D printing to build X VEIN, a drone made for disaster conditions and search-and-rescue missions. The drone has a lattice structure that resembles dragonfly wings. One of the most practical uses for drones is the delivery of emergency aid in disaster zones. And for two Japanese engineers, the incentive to build a disaster response drone was greater than most. Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda, who call themselves team ROK, were 15 years old when the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011. […]

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