Unmanned aircraft systems for civilian commercial applications are one of the most exciting disruptive technologies today. With more than 200 of its aircrafts already in use, Netherlands-based Aerialtronics is poised to offer systems for applications ranging from infrastructure inspection and mapping to livestock monitoring and creative filming for advertising and marketing.

As a small company with only 35 employees, a major challenge for Aerialtronics is to develop systems that could meet the requirements of a variety of industries without spreading its resources too thin between dozens of discrete designs.


Aerialtronics developed this Altura Zenith drone to be customizable yet cost-efficient with an FDM 3D Printer.

"A tecnologia de impressão 3D nos ajudou a avançar no design e no desenvolvimento do drone Altura Zenith muito mais rápido e com um custo muito menor do que seria possível com os métodos convencionais."

— Joost Hezemans, Aerialtronics