Military 3D Printing

Essentium Demos High-Speed 3D Printer at US Navy’s REPTX 2022

Essentium, a Texas-based additive manufacturing (AM) services provider and original equipment manufacturer (OEM), announced that the company successfully participated in the US Navy’s REPTX 2022 exercises, which were held August…

US Air Force Funds SLM Solutions via CTC to Build “World’s Largest” PBF Metal 3D Printer

After already boasting one of the world’s most advanced, largest, and productive powder bed metal 3D printers, SLM Solutions has been enlisted to make something even bigger. Thanks to a…

HAMR Industries Brings Military 3D Printing Research to Neighborhood 91

Located at Pittsburgh International Airport, the 3D printing industrial park known as Neighborhood 91 is quickly growing. The latest resident to take up a spot is materials and manufacturing developer…

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Naval Information Warfare Center Enlists MatterHackers to Test 3D Printing for Navy & Marines

MatterHackers, the Southern California-based additive manufacturing (AM) original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and retailer, announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific. Under…

Parts 3D Printed on US Naval Ship Signals Sea Change in Military Supply Chain

Correction 9/9/22: This article previously stated that SPEE3D was the first to 3D print parts aboard a naval vessel. We have recently learned that Xerox successfully 3D printed metal parts…

MMX 2022: Strategic Investments in 3D Printing, Ambassadors, and More

America Makes is the United States’ leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, working to not only accelerate adoption of the technology in the country, but also to…

MMX 2022: Ask America Makes Anything about 3D Printing

America Makes is the United States’ leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, working to not only accelerate adoption of the technology in the country, but also to…

Hypersonics Startup Hermeus Acquires Two Metal 3D Printers from Velo3D

Velo3D, the Silicon Valley-based maker of metal additive manufacturing (AM) platforms, announced that the company has sold both a Sapphire and a Sapphire XC to Hermeus, a hypersonic aircraft startup…

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MMX 2022: The US Air Force Deploys 3D Printing

America Makes is the United States’ leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, working to not only accelerate adoption of the technology in the country, but also to…

MMX 2022: Guests from the White House and 3D Printer Manufacturers

America Makes is the United States’ leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, working to not only accelerate adoption of the technology in the country, but also…

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MMX 2022: Celebrating 10 Years of America Makes & 3D Printing in Ohio

America Makes is the United States’ leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, working to not only accelerate adoption of the technology in the country, but also…

US Air Force Funds Blue Laser Firm NUBURU to Make 100X Speed Metal 3D Printer

Blue laser specialist NUBURU is quickly increasing its foothold in the additive manufacturing (AM) space. In addition to receiving a series of patents and establishing a partnership for copper 3D…

Boeing & Northrop Grumman Join Biden’s AM Forward 3D Printing Initiative

This past May, the Biden administration launched the AM Forward program, an initiative designed to stimulate growth in the US additive manufacturing (AM) sector. Along with the companies involved, the…

US Air Force Explores Hypersonics 3D Printing at Arnolds Base

Hypersonics are a growing sector that hopes to launch missiles at speeds not just faster than sound, but even faster than that. To reach speeds beyond Mach 5, oxygen dispersion…

American Airlines to Buy 20 Boom Supersonic Airplanes

Upon obtaining a commitment from United Airlines for 15 of its Overture jets, Boom Supersonic has secured yet another deal from a commercial aviation company. American Airlines has ” paid…

3DPOD Episode 114: Industrial 3D Printing Services with Ivan Madera, Morf3D CEO

Manufacturing consultant Ivan Madera went to California knowing no one there and little about additive manufacturing. Now, his company, Morf3D, 3D prints aerospace and defense parts to the highest tolerances….

US Navy Selects Cold Spray Metal 3D Printing for 2022 REPTEX

VRC Metal Systems, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) based in South Dakota, announced that the company has been selected to participate in the 2022 REPTEX hosted by the U.S. Navy….

3D Printing Facility Opened at Bengaluru Airport City

Peekay Group, a South Indian industrial outfit, has partnered with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL), to open an additive manufacturing (AM) center at Bengaluru Airport City. The latter is a…

Raytheon Subsidiary to Perform $14M 3D Printing Center Expansion in Iowa

When Raytheon Company and United Technologies merged in 2020, it became the $64-billion Raytheon Technologies, one of the world’s largest aerospace, intelligence services providers, and military manufacturers by revenue and…

Velo3D to Distribute Metal 3D Printers to US Government Customers via Hartech Group

Velo3D announced that it has entered into a partnership with Hartech Group, whereby the latter will distribute Velo3D machines to US federal government agencies. The partnership will be particularly focused…

3DPOD Episode 112: America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski

John Wilczynski is the Executive Director of America Makes. Established a decade ago, America Makes performs research coordination, workforce training and education, standards development, and more for the additive manufacturing…

White House and AM Coalition Hold Roundtables to Advance 3D Printing

The Additive Manufacturing Coalition has begun hosting members only roundtables with members of the White House. The goal of the discussions, two of which have occurred so far, is to…

USS Essex First U.S. Navy Ship to Test 3D Printing at Sea

Although the U.S. Navy has adopted additive manufacturing (AM) a bit more slowly than the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, that has steadily begun to shift over the…

Community for Electronics 3D Printing Started by Nano Dimension and Hendsoldt

Hensoldt and Nano Dimension have initiated a platform for designers of additively manufactured electronics (AMEs) through the partners’ joint venture Jetted Additively Manufactured Electronics Sources (J.A.M.E.S.). The FrAMEwork will allow…