Military 3D Printing

iKAD Engineering Buys Arcemy Wire Arc 3D Printing Module for Large Pipe Manufacturing

West Australian engineering firm iKAD Engineering (iKAD) is betting on 3D printing technology for large-scale pipe manufacturing by acquiring a highly specialized robotic, dual wire feed Arcemy module from Australian…

3D Printing Drone Swarms Part Five: The Future Now

As we have seen in previous installments of this series, the use of drones in war has lead to huge successes on the battlefield since 1982. These successes have not…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 3: War Winners

Over the past two installments, we have seen how the US and its allies have had huge successes through using drones in their war efforts and why they’re using 3D…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 2: Why 3D Print UAVs?

In the previous article in this series, I’ve tried to show you the relevance of drones and why they have been much more important than you may think in modern…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 1: UAVs So Far

At one point a significant proportion of all of North America’s 3D printing manufacturing capacity was devoted to making drone parts. A drone boom washed over the defense community and…

Tronix3D Demonstrates 3D Printing Data Collection Tech for U.S. Army

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), which manages America Makes, announced that Tronix3D, one of the participating companies in its multi-phased AMNOW Program, recently held a successful…

Australian Navy Starts Pilot Program with Large-Format WarpSPEED Metal 3D Printer

Australian metal 3D printing company SPEE3D, based in both Darwin and Melbourne, specializes in large-format additive manufacturing, and says that its technology is the fastest and most economical metal AM…

Elementum 3D’s Metal 3D Printing Wins Gold in AFRSO’s Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

Last month, the US Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (AFRSO) hosted its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics event. A total of 64 teams competed in the free, four-day virtual event for the chance…

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US Air Force Chooses Essentium for Aerospace 3D Printing Repair and Maintenance

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Essentium has been awarded a four-year contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to drive the development and deployment of advanced additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for…

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DoD Awards $1M to 6K to Recycle Scrap for Metal 3D Printing

The United States Department of Defense (DoD)’s combat logistics support, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), has awarded a Phase two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to 6K, a leading…

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Desktop Metal Receives $2.4M to Develop New 3D Printing Process for US Army

Desktop Metal will be developing a sophisticated additive manufacturing (AM) process capable of mass-producing Cobalt(Co)-free hard metal parts for the U.S. Army. The Boston-based company received a multimillion-dollar grant from…

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Origin to 3D Print F-16 Parts for US Air Force’s AM Olympics

3D printing startup Origin was selected to participate in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Rapid Sustainment Office’s (RSO) inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AM Olympics). The event, which is already underway,…

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US Navy Seahawk Helicopters to 3D Print Parts for New Comms Gear

As part of a communications upgrade package that will be installed on more than 200 Navy aircraft, a team of structural and avionics engineers has turned to 3D printing technology…

ASTRO America Tackles Hypersonic Planes and Missiles Parts with 3D Printing

For certain chefs in the alphabet soup that is the US government, all roads lead to 3D printing. So, too with hypersonics. Astro America, also sometimes called AstroA, aims to…

US Army Invests $5.4M in New Polymer Making Technology from Case Western

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), in Ohio, teamed up with the U.S. Army Research Lab to manufacture a new lightweight and high-performance polymer that could have potential applications…

US Army Researchers Create Self-Healing 3D Printing Materials

Researchers from Texas A&M University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) developed a new material that can autonomously heal in air and underwater. This first-of-its-kind, 3D printable and stimuli-responsive…

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3D Printing Financials: ExOne 27% Revenue Drop, Employee Layoffs and Government Contract in Q2 2020

Pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology ExOne has posted a year-on-year revenue fall of 27% for their second-quarter earnings report. Company officials said challenging market conditions and…

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US Air Force 3D Prints Part for $2.2 Billion Stealth Bomber

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s B-2 Program Office is to ensure the B-2 Spirit bomber jets stay relevant and in-flight through the early 2030s…

nScrypt 3D Printing Electronics for US Air Force in Harsh Military Environments

3D printing is going hardcore for the military, with a team of developers recently testing materials for electronics meant to withstand harsh environments. The details are revealed in “Mechanical and…

EVOK3D Supplies HP 3D Printers to Australian Military Agency

Australia’s EVOK3D has announced that it will be supplying three HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems to Defence Science and Technology (DST), the country’s lead agency charged with using knowledge…

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Invests in 3D Printing Software Startup nTopology

3D printing software startup nTopology has announced that it has received an investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Though the amount invested in the…

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French Army Deploys Massive Military Print Farm for Spare Parts

The French Army has recently partnered with HAVA3D, a prominent distributor and integrator of additive manufacturing solutions based out of Le Mans, France, to deploy one of the largest 3D…