European aerospace Giant Airbus recently tested an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which was completely 3d printed. It is a scaled down version of a larger commercial jet and is meant to serve as a testing ground for 3d printing and building airplanes in the future.
"French aerospace giant Airbus has revealed THOR, an Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle that is completely 3D printed and points to a streamlined production method for passenger planes of the future. THOR took just four weeks to print and build and is far more than a simple drone. It’s a scaled-down test bed for design principles and the name stands for: Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality."
This is another example of Airbus's pursuit of 3d printing parts of its aircrafts, with lightweight durable materials.