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Rocket Crafters Receives DARPA Contract for 3D Printed Rocket Engine

Rocket Crafters Receives DARPA Contract for 3D Printed Rocket Engine

This week, Rocket Crafters, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $542,600 contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build and test a large-scale hybrid rocket engine using D-DART, or Direct-Digital Advanced Rocket Technology. The recently patented technology will be used to design, build and test a throttle-capable hybrid rocket engine with 5,000 […]

This week, Rocket Crafters, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $542,600 contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build and test a large-scale hybrid rocket engine using D-DART, or Direct-Digital Advanced Rocket Technology. The...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 30, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 30, 2017

On this last day of June, we will be covering everything from research to business and 3D software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. EarthShift Global and HP recently presented at a conference about the economic, environmental, and social impacts of advanced 3D printing technologies, while a Penn State student finished third in a national manufacturing […]

On this last day of June, we will be covering everything from research to business and 3D software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. EarthShift Global and HP recently presented at a conference about the economic, environmental, and social impacts of advanced...
How MakerBot Helped Design the Space Telescope of the Future

How MakerBot Helped Design the Space Telescope of the Future

How often do you stop to think about the number and variety of objects that are floating around out in space? Not just the natural celestial objects and the rocks, dust and other debris that sometimes appear to us as meteors, but the man-made objects that we’ve sent up there ourselves – the satellites, the […]

How often do you stop to think about the number and variety of objects that are floating around out in space? Not just the natural celestial objects and the rocks, dust and other debris that sometimes appear to us as meteors, but the man-made objects that we’ve...
DARPA Awards Sigma Labs Phase III Contract With Honeywell Aerospace

DARPA Awards Sigma Labs Phase III Contract With Honeywell Aerospace

Quality assurance is obviously a vitally important component of any industry, but it’s especially critical for the defense sector – along with timely production. Materials and manufacturing processes need to provide consistently reliable and strong performance, and that doesn’t always happen, unfortunately, particularly with newer manufacturing methods, leading to production delays and performance issues that […]

Quality assurance is obviously a vitally important component of any industry, but it’s especially critical for the defense sector – along with timely production. Materials and manufacturing processes need to provide consistently reliable and strong...
3D Printing the House That Fixes Itself: DARPA's Exploration of "Living Materials" for Construction Offers Incredible Potential

3D Printing the House That Fixes Itself: DARPA's Exploration of "Living Materials" for Construction Offers Incredible Potential

Nature has long provided a set of constraints upon construction. Along with those restrictions, however, also comes a rich source of inspiration that humans continually re-discover we are better off not ignoring. Design that takes its cues from natural processes for creation is called biophilic design, and it differs from ‘green’ design in that its efforts […]

Nature has long provided a set of constraints upon construction. Along with those restrictions, however, also comes a rich source of inspiration that humans continually re-discover we are better off not ignoring. Design that takes its cues from natural processes for...
MIT Self-Assembly Lab: Might Your 4D Smartphone One Day Build Itself?

MIT Self-Assembly Lab: Might Your 4D Smartphone One Day Build Itself?

One must wonder what Alexander Graham Bell would think today. While he was credited with the invention of the telephone, it’s hard to decide who to give credit to first for the entire culture that’s been created around this communication device that has certainly evolved in shape and usage. We may have a love/hate relationship […]

One must wonder what Alexander Graham Bell would think today. While he was credited with the invention of the telephone, it’s hard to decide who to give credit to first for the entire culture that’s been created around this communication device that has certainly...
DARPA Researchers Bioengineering a New Class of Construction Materials: Will Homes Soon Repair Themselves?

DARPA Researchers Bioengineering a New Class of Construction Materials: Will Homes Soon Repair Themselves?

Magic is a recurring thing in the 3D printing industry. It’s quite challenging—and exhilarating all at once—the first time you put one of the machines into action for yourself, watching a project go from start to finish. To see that you can decide on something you want, and then have it appear in front of […]

Magic is a recurring thing in the 3D printing industry. It’s quite challenging—and exhilarating all at once—the first time you put one of the machines into action for yourself, watching a project go from start to finish. To see that you can decide on something you...
DARPA Develops Virtual Eye That Captures a Real Time Virtual Reality View Using Two Cameras

DARPA Develops Virtual Eye That Captures a Real Time Virtual Reality View Using Two Cameras

During a disaster situation, first responders benefit from one thing above anything else: accurate information about the environment that they are about to enter. Having foreknowledge of specific building layouts, the locations of impassable obstacles, fires or chemical spills can often be the only thing between life or death for anyone trapped inside. Currently first […]

During a disaster situation, first responders benefit from one thing above anything else: accurate information about the environment that they are about to enter. Having foreknowledge of specific building layouts, the locations of impassable obstacles, fires or...
Aurora Flight Sciences Demonstrates Capabilities of Their 3D Printed, Hovering Aircraft

Aurora Flight Sciences Demonstrates Capabilities of Their 3D Printed, Hovering Aircraft

There are pros and cons to both helicopters and airplanes. For many military applications, helicopters have obvious advantages in that they can land and take off from anywhere without needing a runway. However, the speed of helicopters can’t compare with the speed of jets, and that can be a significant liability in terms of mission length […]

There are pros and cons to both helicopters and airplanes. For many military applications, helicopters have obvious advantages in that they can land and take off from anywhere without needing a runway. However, the speed of helicopters can’t compare with the...
3D Systems Partners with Penn State to Research Direct Metal Printing for DARPA

3D Systems Partners with Penn State to Research Direct Metal Printing for DARPA

3D printing industry leader 3D Systems announced that they have formed a partnership with  the Pennsylvania State University to research and further develop direct metal printing technology. The research will take place at the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) which acts as Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s official demonstration […]

3D printing industry leader 3D Systems announced that they have formed a partnership with  the Pennsylvania State University to research and further develop direct metal printing technology. The research will take place at the Center for Innovative Materials...
DARPA Investigates Possibilites for 3D Printing Vacuum Electronic Devices

DARPA Investigates Possibilites for 3D Printing Vacuum Electronic Devices

It seems that old ideas never die…they just get 3D printed. At least this is what is happening in the case of vacuum tubes, an idea that revolutionized the world only to later be replaced by solid state electronics. However, it turns out that if something was brilliant at one time, there’s usually some chance […]

It seems that old ideas never die…they just get 3D printed. At least this is what is happening in the case of vacuum tubes, an idea that revolutionized the world only to later be replaced by solid state electronics. However, it turns out that if something was...
DARPA to Propel 3D Printing Manufacturing By Improving The Understanding of The Processes & Materials Involved

DARPA to Propel 3D Printing Manufacturing By Improving The Understanding of The Processes & Materials Involved

Step into your time machines and travel a decade into the future. We are now situated somewhere in the middle of the year 2025. The face of manufacturing has changed drastically from the techniques used back in 2015. Assembly lines have not been replaced and are still an integral part of manufacturing, but instead of […]

Step into your time machines and travel a decade into the future. We are now situated somewhere in the middle of the year 2025. The face of manufacturing has changed drastically from the techniques used back in 2015. Assembly lines have not been replaced and are still...
Sigma Labs Awarded Phase II DARPA Contract with Honeywell Aerospace for Metal 3D Printing Technologies

Sigma Labs Awarded Phase II DARPA Contract with Honeywell Aerospace for Metal 3D Printing Technologies

DARPA (that is, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was founded in 1958 and maintains a mission to ‘prevent strategic surprise’ from interfering with the security of the US, as well as to maintain the ‘technological superiority of the US military.’ DARPA represents the Department of Defense’s ‘primary innovation engine’ and works hard to keep […]

DARPA (that is, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was founded in 1958 and maintains a mission to ‘prevent strategic surprise’ from interfering with the security of the US, as well as to maintain the ‘technological superiority of the US...
Huge 3D Metal Printers Coming Soon With 304 Sq Foot Build Volume from Sciaky Inc.

Huge 3D Metal Printers Coming Soon With 304 Sq Foot Build Volume from Sciaky Inc.

What do Lockheed Martin, DARPA, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force have in common when it comes to 3D Printing? Number one, they are some of the leaders in the utilization of the technology, and number two, they have all had access to 3D metal printers created by Sciaky, Inc. Sciaky, Inc, a subsidiary of […]

What do Lockheed Martin, DARPA, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force have in common when it comes to 3D Printing? Number one, they are some of the leaders in the utilization of the technology, and number two, they have all had access to 3D metal printers created by Sciaky,...