3D Printed Aircraft Competition

UTA hosts the Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition each summer.
Student holding a small aircraft in the design, print, fly competition.

UTA will host the 4th Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition July 11, 2020, at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas. As 3D printing technologies have expanded, the design space for many applications, the challenge of leveraging this design freedom for improved performance while satisfying fabrication process constraints has likewise increased. This competition challenges students to:

  • Integrate design and advanced manufacturing to maximize mission performance
  • Design within 3D printing process and material constraints
  • Develop lightweight, manufacturable airframe configurations
  • Leverage direct digital manufacturing technologies
  • Develop team and hands-on design experience

Registration deadline: January 31
Design Submission deadline: May 31
Aircraft check-in date: July 10 by 4 p.m.
Fly-off date: July 11
Fly-off location: UTA Maverick Stadium, 1307 W Mitchell St., Arlington, TX

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible. For questions and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Robert Taylor or Ashfaq Adnan.

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Impac Systems Engineering
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Contacts

MAE Administrative Office
WH 211 – 817-272-2603

MAE Academic Advising
WH 204 & WH 206 – 817-272-2561