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3DPOD Episode 30: John Barnes, The Barnes Group Advisors

John Barnes is a key figure in industrializing 3D printing for aerospace. His career had him at key roles at key times for 3D printing at Honeywell, Lockheed, and Arconic….

DARPA Highlights its Work with 3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has been a vital part of the United States Department of Defense for more than 60 years. It was launched at the…

3D Printing May Be the Key to Affordable Data Storage Using DNA

Finding more storage space seems to be an ongoing quest for modern humans. Our daily lives reflect this, and usually from beginning to end; in fact, my morning began today…

MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop Design System for 3D Printing Topology Optimization

Whether they’re inspired by a gold beetle to 3D print a multi-material electronic device, creating programmable soft 3D printing materials for robots and drones, or making it possible to watch…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…