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America Makes Celebrates Five Years

The Institute to Commemorate Its Fifth Birthday with National Celebration; Looks Ahead to the Next Five Years Youngstown, Ohio — August 14, 2017. America Makes proudly announces that it will commemorate the progress and contributions the Institute has made to advance the additive manufacturing (AM) industry on its fifth birthday on Wed., August 16th, at […]

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The Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy releases Industry Report Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing, particularly additive manufacturing, will drive economic growth over the next several decades. Disruptive technologies in the manufacturing sector will upturn traditional business practices and impact national security issues from supply chain management and weapons design to nuclear technology proliferation. Nations willing to commit to innovation within this new industrial revolution will increase their […]

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Marines take 3D printed drones from the lab to the field

From: https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/05/08/marinecorpprint.aspx BY SANDRA ERWIN MAY 08, 2017 The Marines are planning to take their do-it-yourself ethos further and begin prototyping, manufacturing and deploying full-blown 3D printed systems, such as surveillance drones. The Marines were the first service to 3D print military-grade ammunition and spare parts for weapon systems. In the coming weeks the service will […]

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Warfare Center Working Group Quickly Meets NAVAIR Requirement with 3-D Printers

Originally from: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=101414 By Dustin Q. Diaz, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs WEST BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) — In a first-of-its-kind effort, the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Warfare Center Working Group (WCWG) recently combined their knowledge and resources to use 3-D printing to rapidly respond to a critical need from the fleet. The group, comprising […]

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Marines Send 3D Printers to Combat Zone to Fix Gear Faster

From: defensetech.org Three years into the coalition fight against Islamic State militants, the battlefield remains fairly austere, without the major forward bases or large unit presence common to previous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Into this environment, the Marine Corps has quietly deployed several 3D printers, hoping to highlight the value of the emerging technology […]

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AMMO WG Teleconference Minutes – 7 June 2017

On 7 June, 2017 the Additive Manufacturing Maintenance Operations (AMMO) working group conducted a teleconference. The focus of this session was the AM Business Model Wargame II conducted on 16-17 May, at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, VA.  The agenda consisted of a series of out-briefs from the co-leaders, facilitators, and coordinators […]

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Data You Can Trust

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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