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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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US Air Force Is Waiting a Year for Parts That It Could 3D-Print

Someday, the military will 3D-print missiles as needed, the U.S.Air Force’s acquisition chief says. In the shorter term, he just wants to use additive manufacturing technology to get broken planes back in the air. The roadblock is legal, not technical. “I have airplanes right now that are waiting on parts that are taking a year and a […]

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America Makes and ANSI Publish Version 2.0 of Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing

New York, June 28, 2018:  America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) today announced the publication of their Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0). The roadmap is the work product of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC), a group chartered to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide […]

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MANUFACTURING & PROTOTYPING CHANNEL

FLEET OF 3D-PRINTED AUTONOMOUS BOATS CAN SELF-ASSEMBLE & SUPPORT CITIES Waterway-rich cities like Amsterdam and Venice may soon include autonomous boats in their canals to help clear up road congestion. Researchers from MIT have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and control. These boats can be 3D-printed using low-cost materials, and could serve […]

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