What is believed to be world's first jet-powered 3-D printed drone, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour, was on display for the first time at the Dubai Airshow on Monday.
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is the most complex drone of its kind, according to the group, with over 80 percent of its design made with printed materials including metal, nylon and a UV-resistant thermoplastic.
The drone weighs in at 15 kilograms and has a wingspan of 3 meters, according to Stratasys, which developed the drone with Aurora Flight Sciences. The 3-D printing firm aims to prove to the airline industry how this type of manufacturing can trump traditional methods.
"This is a perfect demonstration of the unique capabilities that additive manufacturing can bring to aerospace," Stratasys' Aerospace & Defense business Development Manager, Scott Sevcik, told CNBC at the airshow.