How Feasible is it to use 3D Printing to Maintain Military Assault Rifles?

In ‘Additive manufacturing for field repair and maintenance of the assault rifle AK5C – a feasibility study,’ Master’s student Emmelie Simic of Uppsala Universitet (Sweden) explores the feasibility for using…

The Debate Over 3D Printed Guns Rages on Around the US

The topic of 3D printed guns has been a pretty hot button issue around the world for quite a while, and especially in the US at this time. But rather than…

Senvol Joins National Armaments Consortium

The National Armaments Consortium (NAC) is the industry and academia component of the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC), and serves as the primary organization enabling the US government,…

Testing Conducted on Orbital ATK’s Partially 3D Printed Hypersonic Weapon Warhead

The debate over the ethics of 3D printed weaponry just got kicked into high gear with the testing of a partially 3D printed warhead for hypersonic weapons, which is a…

US Marines Successfully Test 3D Printed Containers Packed with Explosive Charges

3D printing technology can undoubtedly be used for good in the military, from surveillance and training to helping in the development of field trauma simulators, from maintaining aging aircraft parts to making 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added…

The Next “Mother of All Bombs” May Be Smaller, Lighter and 3D Printed

Last month, the United States dropped a 21,600 pound bomb on a remote area of Afghanistan, attacking a tunnel complex used by Islamic State militants. The Massive Ordnance Air Blast,…

More Arrests, 3D Printed Gun Fears in Australia

For the past year or so, we’ve been following the continuing story of Australia’s 3D printed gun issue. The country has strict gun laws, but the government has grown increasingly…

Another Setback for 3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson as Court of Appeals Rules That National Security Concerns Outweigh Free Speech

Court cases having to do with 3D printing are usually related to copyright infringement – and there are certainly a lot of those, as the legal system struggles to keep…

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