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Author Name: Douglas Brown

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America’s military continues its wait for network-centric warfare (NCW) breakthroughs to deliver technological leadership and war-fighting advances that revolutionize the American way of battle. Instead, in the past decade the US military got artifacts: Internet access, laptop computing, the introduction of smartphones, and so forth. The artifacts of technological advancement are often misidentified as the anticipated NCW breakthroughs. At their […]

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It’s Not Just Science’

SEAPOWER MAGAZINE 01 JUN 17 – Edward Lundquist Read original article here Additive manufacturing has grown beyond gimmickry and entered the mainstream of modern manufacturing. That’s why the Navy is leveraging the experience and expertise of its own world-class experts and facilities at systems commands, warfare centers, research labs, shipyards and repair facilities — even on […]

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3D printed metal certification gets $1.5 million boost from U.S. Department of Defence

A research consortium set up to accelerate the certification and qualification of 3D printed metal parts is to be given a share of $2.7 million, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment Funds. Of the fund, approximately $1.5 million will be shared between the Colorado School of Mines and the Alliance for the Development […]

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Fleet Readiness Center – East Large Format Additive Manufacturing Research Projects

FRC-East is engaged in several research projects with industry under the umbrella of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA). Research work includes the following two projects devoted to sheet metal forming and composite tools printed built on two different large format printers; the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM-CI) machine manufactured by Cincinnati, Inc. (CI) and […]

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3-D Printing Is Changing Way Air Force Fixes Its Aging Planes

3-D Printing Is Changing Way Air Force Fixes Its Aging Planes Posted: 02 May 2017 01:58 PM PDT from https://www.defensetech.org/2017/05/02/3-d-printing-is-changing-way-air-force-fixes-its-aging-planes/?ESRC=eb_170503.nl Three-dimensional printing is becoming more prevalent in the defense industry, as engineers explore the process to make parts for the most sophisticated U.S. weapons, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles. But lesser-known projects have been in the […]

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First 3D-printed aircraft component takes to skies at FRCSE

Military pilots have to stay cool under pressure, and the first 3D-printed component at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast will help them stay that way. The forearm-length piece of air duct tubing, constructed with a composite material known as Ultum 1085, marked a major step forward for the Navy command that is charged with maintaining, repairing and overhauling aircraft. […]

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New ORNL study: A full overview of metal 3D printing technologies and their bright future

Metal 3D printing is currently being used for the development of some of the most exciting 3D printed parts around, from airplane engine components to space-bound satellites. But the reality is that metal 3D printing encompasses a very diverse group of technologies that are piled together, even though they use different techniques for forging different […]

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