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…

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…

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…

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…

Virginia Tech Researchers Use 3D Printing to Scale Nanotechnology Up & Harness Special Mechanical Properties

You would be hard pressed today to find a technology more versatile than 3D printing. Making significant impacts that span nearly every industry worldwide, whether you are considering dental 3D…

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,…


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