Since its founding six years ago, Eindhoven, Netherlands-based Avular has built aerial drones for industrial and agricultural clients.
Business was good, but for the first several years, there was a frustrating limitation: “We started to get a lot of customers asking, ‘Can I do this with a drone? Can I do that with a drone?’” said Albert Maas, co-founder and CEO of Avular. “We often had to say, ‘I’m sorry, it’s too complicated to take this very niche, dedicated system and build something else with it.’”
Two years ago, Avular decided to flip that script. The team turned its focus to building core applications and platforms that would become the components for customizable drones and robots. From prototypes to working models, the company said, HP 3D printing enabled it to help even small clients design and build their own custom […]
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