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Marines Qualifying 3D Printed Replacement Impellers for Battle Tanks

3D printing is proving to be an important manufacturing technology within the defense sector. In the U.S. especially, resources are being allocated to explore the use of the technology for producing replacement parts on the fly, so that military equipment can be kept up and running. Recently, the Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with fleet Marines and […]

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ANSI Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Published

New York, December 20, 2018: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced today the publication of the Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 1.0). The roadmap was developed by the Institute’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), a group established to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programs needed […]

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Work Begins on U.S. Air Force Research Into Flaw Formation in Powder Bed Fusion Processes

Work has begun on a $1.4 million project under the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS) program funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) through America Makes. The project, which was announced at the 2018 RAPID + TCT event in Fort Worth, TX, commenced on June 13th. It will see a team led by the Applied Research Lab at Penn State, in collaboration […]

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Additive Manufacturing in the DoD

The global advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) are far reaching. From a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) perspective, all the Services (U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps) are working to advance AM materials, processes, and manufacturing technologies. The investment is substantial. Progress is being systematically made through a variety of means including, but […]

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Additive Manufacturing in the DoD

The global advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) are far reaching. From a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) perspective, all the Services (U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps) are working to advance AM materials, processes, and manufacturing technologies. The investment is substantial. Progress is being systematically made through a variety of means including, but […]

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NAVSEA: Guidance on the Use of Additive Manufacturing

As outlined in 50 U.S.C. § 2406 and § 2511 (codifying Executive Order 12344, February 1, 1982) the Deputy Commander, Nuclear Propulsion Directorate {SEA 08) has responsibilities and authorities over all fac ilities and activities· which comprise the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, a joint Department of Energy (DOE) and Navy organization. These responsibilities and authorities include all technical and logistical […]

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How to Authenticate a 3D-Printed Part: ‘Explode’ and Embed a QR Code

Originally from Tech Briefs:  https://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/tb/stories/blog/32890?utm_source=TBnewsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20180828_Main_Newsletter&eid=376636063&bid=2220221   Billy Hurley, Digital Editorial Manager 3D-printed parts are increasingly finding their way into airplanes and operating rooms. Garter experts predict that, by 2021, 75% of new commercial and military aircraft will feature engine and airframe components made through additive manufacturing. Similarly, the use of 3D-printed medical implants are set to increase by 20 […]

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