heliguy™ Lab: Our purpose
To create add-ons for drones to enhance their capabilities
technology from the drone sector into other areas.
Bring your ideas to life
Facilitating the production process.
Driving Drone Industry Innovation
Are you a business with an innovative idea focusing on drones or advancing drone technology in other industries?
Then heliguy™ Lab can help you. Work with our specialist and experienced in-house R&D team to facilitate the production process and bring your exciting concepts to life.
heliguy™ Lab benefits include:
- R&D, product development and design
- CAD and 3D printing
- Accelerated lead times
- Robust and strong products in a range of materials
- Individual consultation service
We will guide you through the process from inception to production.
Interested? Then complete this form to discuss your project and see if heliguy™ Lab can help.
IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING LAB
Product development for the drone industry.
Commercial-grade 3D Printing
heliguy™ Lab is our new in-house manufacturing and design department, engineered to drive industry innovation.
We have increased our capabilities through a significant investment in 3D printing technology, enabling us to conduct onsite prototyping, manufacturing and product development to a commercial-grade quality.
Our machines - featured below - can print a variety of high tensile strength materials, such as carbon fibre, fibreglass, Kevlar, nylon, and ESD (electrostatic discharge), as well as fire-resistant materials.
Our 3D Printers
Formlabs Fuse 1
The Fuse 1, engineered by formlabs, delivers industrial-grade nylon parts.
This machine uses the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing technique, fusing nylon powder, layer by layer.
This allows for the creation of intricate geometries, interlocking parts, interior channels, and other complex designs.
Products built with the Fuse 1 combine strength, flexibility, and detail - ideal for rigorous testing and commercial use.
The Markforged X7 is an industrial 3D printer which creates 3D printed parts as strong as machined aluminum, but at a fraction of the weight and cost.
It can fabricate all kinds of functional parts, whether that's flame resistant, chemical resistant, energy absorbent, high resolution, or draft parts.
The Markforged X7 creates parts that are far stronger than normal 3D printed objects.
Utilising micron-level laser scanning for closed-loop calibration, the X7 reliably yields parts with high repeatability and a near-perfect surface finish.
AM Solutions M1
The M1 is a post-processing machine from AM Solutions.
It adds the finishing touches to treat or refine 3D-printed parts, such as removing excess material, washing and curing, or sanding and polishing.
The enhanced surface finish helps to improve component performance and the general aesthetic of the part.
The M1 is especially suited to surface smoothing and polishing of 3D printed components made from metal or plastic.
Driving the production process
Propelling forward momentum.
heliguy™ Lab facilitates the production process - which is often the missing link in an SME's R&D vision and can halt momentum.
heliguy™ has learnt this from experience, with our previous in-house R&D projects.
For instance, we altered our manufacturing process on our Mavic 2 Drone Cage to ensure our V2 frame was stronger, higher-quality and more-professional, as well as increasing turnaround times, compared to the first version of the product.
We are further tweaking this approach, and by investing in 3D printing technology, heliguy™ Lab will be able to manufacture the V3 cage completely in-house, to further decrease lead times and print replacement components quickly and easily.
heliguy™'s R&D blueprint also includes the development of a dog cam, designed for police and surveillance. This reflects our approach of taking drone-industry technology into other areas.
heliguy™ Lab: Future Projects
New designs to drive innovation.
Collaborations, NDAs, And Secure Protocols
Utilsing our suite of 3D printing machines, heliguy™ will be working on our own unique projects.
But we will certainly consider small projects in between, working with companies or forming partnerships to problem-solve and bring innovative solutions to market.
As part of this, we have secure protocols in place and can enter into intellectual property agreements. We also understand how sensitive some projects can be, so we are happy to enter into NDAs to ensure our clients’ ideas are kept secret, for as long as they want them to remain behind closed doors.
We have also forged some key partnerships, including with the National Physical Laboratory, in London, as well as pioneering talks with Samsung about rolling out technology within the S20 Tactical Edition for further drone control.