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Four Reasons Why the Department of Defense is Outsourcing to Contract Additive Manufacturers

Equipment downtime is unacceptable. In the commercial environment, this results in loss of dollars and opportunities. On the battlefield, equipment downtime can be catastrophic and jeopardize the lives of servicemen…

Creating the Department of Defense’s Largest 3D Printing Repository

In a unique initiative that marks a shift in the U.S. defense supply chain, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) partnered with BMNT, an innovation consultancy, to overcome the limitations of…

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Defense Logistics Agency to Standardize 3D Printing for US Military

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a combat support agency within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), recently announced that the organization is developing a set of common standards and methods…

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Grain Boundary Engineering: AlphaSTAR and the DLA Make a Big Leap Forward Towards Commercialization – AMS Speaker Spotlight

The partnership between AlphaSTAR and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to make advancements in the application of Grain Boundary Engineering (GBE) isn’t the first time the two parties have teamed…

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US Department of Defense Contracts ExOne for Shipping Container 3D Printing Factories

Shipping containers are becoming popular concept for easily deployable 3D printing factories for militaries globally, from the Netherlands to the U.S. The latest company to become wrapped into the trend…

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DoD Awards $1M to 6K to Recycle Scrap for Metal 3D Printing

The United States Department of Defense (DoD)’s combat logistics support, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), has awarded a Phase two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to 6K, a leading…

Fabrisonic, Luna Innovations, & EWI: 3D Printed Smart Baseplate for Powder Defect Detection

Last year, Ohio-based company Fabrisonic teamed up with optical measurement technology leader Luna Innovations to make 3D printed smart structures, using its patented hybrid metal Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) process, that…

Fabrisonic and Luna Innovations Making 3D Printed Smart Structures with Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors

Ohio company Fabrisonic is well-known in the industry for its hybrid metal 3D printing process, called Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), which uses high frequency ultrasonic vibrations to merge layers of metal foil together in a…

Defense Logistics Agency Awards Senvol Grant to Predict Mechanical Performance of 3D Printed Parts

New York-based Senvol, which provides data to companies to help them adopt 3D printing into their workflows, has been pretty focused on military applications as of late. The company joined the National Armaments…