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Relativity Space Lands $8.7M Air Force Contract for Real-time Flaw Detection in 3D Printing

Relativity Space has landed an $8.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to carry out real-time flaw detection during the 3D printing of large parts. The…

US Air Force Awards Materion $5M for Beryllium 3D Printing

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded a two-year, $5 million contract to Materion Corporation of Ohio to expand its R&D into 3D printing applications for beryllium and…

Air Force Awards Barnes Global Advisors Contract for 3D Printing Qualification

The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA), an additive manufacturing (AM) consultancy headquartered in Pittsburgh, the TEAM RED (Thorough Evaluation of AM with…

US Air Force Awards 3D Systems $10M+ Contract to Develop Large Format Metal 3D Printer

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded 3D Systems, the additive manufacturing (AM) pioneer based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth $10,758,261, for a “Large-format metal 3D…

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America Makes Announces $12M Project Calls on Alloy Development & Allowables Generation

This week near Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is holding its annual Members Meeting & Exchange (MMX), a member-centric event that engenders strategic discussion and collaboration. The public-private partnership for AM,…

Air Force Awards $1.25M Contract for 3D Printing In-Situ Monitoring Solution to Phase3D

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded a contract to Phase3D, a Chicago-based startup specializing in in-situ monitoring (ISM) solutions for powder-based additive manufacturing (AM), to develop a quality…

IperionX Wins US Air Force Challenge to Turn Titanium Scrap into 3D Printing Metal

IperionX, a Charlotte-based mining company that manufacturers titanium powders for additive manufacturing (AM), announced that it has won the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Grand Challenge #4 contract for titanium…

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…

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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…

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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…

X-Bow Exits Stealth Mode with Solid 3D Printed Rocket Motors

Space technology company X-Bow Launch Systems has emerged from stealth mode to reveal its solid-fuel rocket motors, along with a suite of small launch vehicles for both orbital and suborbital…

Project Call to Advance 3D Printed Components for Aerospace and Defense Applications

America Makes members are invited to apply to a new research project entitled “Maturation of Additive Geometric Management Approaches for High Mach Applications,” or MAGMA. Funded by the Air Force…

$500K in Air Force Funding Open for 3D Printing Projects with America Makes

At the end of June, America Makes, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and focused on AM technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation, announced a request…

US Air Force, GE, and America Makes Announce Winners of Open Source Additive Scanning Challenge

In order to advance and optimize additive scanning path development in laser powder bed additive manufacturing, America Makes, together with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and GE Global Research…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 23, 2021: Teton Simulation, A.D.A.M., ASTM & NSERC HI-AM, America Makes, nScrypt & Sciperio, Repair3D, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, ETH Zürich, & Koç University

We’re starting off with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Teton Simulation has appointed a new Channel Strategy Advisor and A.D.A.M. has a new Chief Medical Officer. ASTM…

3Degrees to Develop 3D Printing Materials Database for America Makes

3Degrees is a 3D printing consultancy that enables businesses to adopt the technology by applying its industry insights and materials expertise. With its TRACEam Process streamlining project management and documentation…

Continuous Fiber 3D Printing Used for USAF Aircraft Wing Structure

Idaho-based company Continuous Composites owns the earliest granted patents on Continuous Fiber 3D Printing, or CF3D, which can reduce manufacturing lead time and manual labor and enable the production of…

US Air Force, Navy Fund Senvol Machine Learning Tool for 3D Printing

3D printing data company Senvol has announced that it is receiving funding from the U.S. Navy and Air Force to further their machine learning software. Senvol ML analyses the relationship…

America Makes Announces Challenge for Open-Source Scanning Strategies for Metal 3D Printing

America Makes has launched a new competition to advance scanning path development in laser-based powder based additive manufacturing (AM), in partnership with GE Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory….

Raytheon Receives Funding for Aerospace 3D Printing of Optical Components

This spring, Ohio-based America Makes, the leading collaborative partner in additive technology research, discovery, and innovation for the US, announced its latest Project Call for AXIOM, or  Additive for eXtreme Improvement…

QuesTek Innovations Wins US Air Force-America Makes 3D Printing Challenge

QuesTek Innovations has won the Macroscale Structure-to-Properties Predictions portion of an intensive four-part AFRL AM Modeling Challenge Series sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and America Makes. Founded in 2012,…

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…