3d printing military

Australian Army Deploys WarpSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer in Second Field Test

In February of 2020, the Australian Army announced a $1.5 million investment in Darwin- and Melbourne-based additive manufacturing company SPEE3D. The company worked with previous partners Charles Darwin University (CDU)…

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…

Metal X 3D Printer Begins Operations at U.S. Military Base

Markforged can happily claim to be a pioneer on a number of fronts in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry: 3D printing reinforcement fibers, low-cost metal 3D printing, unique quality control…

US Army Learning About and Using 3D Printing to Improve Military Readiness

The US Army has long been putting 3D printing to good use. In an article published in the latest edition of Army AL&T Magazine, senior editor Steve Stark takes a deep…

Battleship Restoration Volunteers Discover Top-Secret WWII Technology, Turn to 3D Printing to Recreate It for Visitors

We see 3D printing being used often in military applications; the US Navy especially utilizes the technology for everything from 3D printed missile components and the 3D printed TruClip, to…

ODSUAS: Army Researchers Create 3D Printed On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft System

The Army is no stranger to 3D printing, and so far we’ve seen this demonstrated in concepts for body armor, MREs, and using the technology for fabricating replacement parts. Now,…

Pentagon to Deploy 3D Printed Mini-Drone Swarms for Surveillance and Attacks

Although most of their innovative creations and plans are usually kept undisclosed, the military complex and defense industry have noticeably benefited from the rise of 3D printing technology. In the…

Saving Soldiers in the Field: UK Researchers Create Portable Ultrasound That Makes 3D Models of Brain Scans

The benefits of 3D printing are so wide-reaching today that it’s become a technology that can mean something very different from one person to the next. Whether you are a…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — June 11

This week’s 3D printing news begins with evidence that the U.S. military is increasingly researching ways to integrate 3D printing into its daily operations. One example of this is a…

3D Printing Sails Along Smoothly on the USS Harry S. Truman, Onboard Lab Creates New Radio Clasp That Costs Six Cents

We generally envision naval officers busy at the helm, bravely fending off seaspray on the decks while enduring enormous rolling waves, and waving in landing aircraft on massive decks. From…

South Korea To Enter ShipBuilding—of the 3D Printed Sort—in Industrial City of Ulsan

Some of my best friends have an older son who has been on a Naval ship for the better part of a year. While they rarely know his exact location,…

NAVSEA’s Dahlgren Division Continues to Emphasize Benefits of 3D Printing, Holds Print-a-Thon

It’s certainly no military secret that the Navy is a fan of 3D printing–and their commitment and mastery of the technology continues to grow from bases to ships. While there…

Experimental Fab Labs Set up on USS Harry Truman & USS Kearsarge Allow for Self-Sustainability at Sea

Military organizations around the world are definitely on board with 3D printing today, and most especially in the US. Recognizing its myriad uses and benefits as highly attractive for a…

At This Year’s AMRDEC Futures Brief the US Army Makes It Clear: They Want 3D Printing

Every year the US Army brings their academic and commercial partners to their research and development garrison Redstone Arsenal for the Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)…

Congressmen Announce $10M in Funding for Additive Manufacturing Innovation Research Program At Wright Patterson AFB

There is little doubt that the US Military and our leaders view 3D printing as an incredibly important technology. We’ve seen virtually every branch of the US military look toward…

3D Systems Working with Navy to Evaluate & Fulfill Strategic 3D Printing Initiatives  

While the general public is getting the point that 3D printing is a valid technology progressing on an almost daily basis, we all still tend to sit up and take note…

Defense, War & Terrorism: How Will the 3D Printing Revolution Change Everything?

None of us want to have to report on the dark side of something like 3D printing, a technology bursting with innovation and offering resources for doing so much good…

Chinese Reportedly Use 3D Printing to Triumph the Most Advanced US Fighter Jet

Going back thousands of years, technology has played a major role in the defense of a nations and territories. From the Romans using hydraulic cement or concrete 2,500 years ago…