UAV Aerial Photography

Using drones to capture stunning images from above

UAV / Drone Design & Development

We can design and develop a UAV to meet your inspection or payload requirements

Prototyping Your Ideas

Our in house prototyping machinery can turn your ideas into a working prototype

UAV Aerial Video

Our drones are fitted with super steady gimbals to provide smooth footage

Drone Aerial Photography

Looking at the world from a different angle


Cloud3D Ltd is based in Aberdeen Scotland and specialises in the design, prototyping and development of bespoke software and hardware projects ranging from IOT (Internet Of Things) devices and systems, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems), Drones and integrated software solutions. Our in-house services including; 3D printing and design, software development, machining, turning, PCB design and development and fully equipped electronic and assembly workshop allow us full control over a project.

3D printing services

3D Printing

3D Printing

Our in-house 3D printers are purpose built to provide the most consistant and dimensionally correct parts possible.

We can print in PLU, PLU+, PETG, Nylon, ABS, TPU as well as composite materials.

Our prints have been used for prototyping, working models, sales, ornimental purposes and have been supplied to customers all over the UK.
3D design services

3D Design

3D Design

We can take your ideas, notes, plans or designs and convert them into working 3D models.

These 3D models can then be animated, rendered as high resolution images or 3D printed as prototypes.

We can also supply the models in multiple file formats for your own use.
Prototyping services



We can bring together all our years of experience, skills and machinery to create fully functional working prototypes.

We can 3D model, 3d print, machine, turn and cast as well as design and produce electronics, PCB's and integrate with other microprocessors and systems.
UAV Drone design buliding services

UAV Design & Development

UAV Design & Development

We use our engineering, software and elecrtonic knowledge to design and build UAV's to perform a specific task, carry a payload or meet a desired flight time.

Our in house 3D printingmachines, CNC machines and workshop enable us to quickly and cost efectivly make prototypes and changes without having to outsource many services that would otherwise impact on project deadlines.
UAV Drone Aerial photography

Aerial photography & video

Aerial photography & video

Our carefully selected or designed UAV's (Drones) are capable of being fitted with various camera or imaging systems to take either photographs or video.

Using motor driven stabilising gimbals we can shoot perfect images in even the most chalenging of situations.
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Aerial inspection

Aerial inspection

Our fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's), also known as Drones can be used for various aerial inspection purposes. From building roof and structure inspections, wind turbine inspections to offshore inspection applications.

If we do not have a flying platform to fit your requirements we can retrofit or build a bespoke UAV.
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Software Development

Software Development

At the heart of our business is software development.

We can develop in most languages and environments but specialise in Microsoft technologies.
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Web Design

Web Design

We have been developing websites for over 20 years and have used almost every available technology.

Working with our local designers we first work to the brief to come up with a design. from there we can build anything from a one page website to a fully integrated content management system or business gateway.

YouTube favourite Casey Neistat under investigation by the FAA

YouTube superstar Casey Neistat is allegedly under investigation by the FAA for his illegal drone flights in and around the airspace of New York. With over seven million subscribers and illegal drone footage featuring heavily in his daily vlogs for over a year now, is this too little too late? Will his star status give him a free ride or will the FAA make an example of him?

Posted 10:02am on Thursday 25th May 2017 by Blair Nichols in UAV & Drones
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Drone found by Apache ROV while operating from the Bibby Topaz at the Beryl field

A number of my clients have emailed and contacted me to make me aware of the recent article where a drone (UAV) was found by an ROV in the north sea. My clients have joked that it highlights that the Falcon 8 is not fit for purpose and it will help other operators using different craft get into the marketplace. They have also asked if this will have an impact on the use of UAVs in the Oil and Gas inspection industry.

Posted 11:49am on Friday 28th April 2017 by Blair Nichols in UAV & Drones
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New support system being rolled out to existing clients

After positive feedback following testing, the latest flexViews build now includes the new support system. Clients on our auto update service will see the changes in their applications this month when we push the latest update. If you are not on the auto update service and wish to be upgraded please get in touch.

Posted 11:30am on Thursday 9th March 2017 by Blair Nichols in General
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Support system update

We are currently in final testing of our new customer support system. We have spoken with some of our clients, looked at our competitors systems and other dedicated support systems and have taken functionality and features from all. This new system will be rolled out in phases starting with the in application ticket creation followed by the cloud3D website customer portal. Read on to find out more.

Posted 10:00am on Monday 2nd January 2017 by Blair Nichols in Announcements
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Welcome to our new website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. It has taken a lot longer than we expected to get it up and operational due to our other commitments. But at long last, its here! Please give us your feedback.

Posted 2:00pm on Monday 12th December 2016 by Blair Nichols in Announcements
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