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3D Printing News Unpeeled: Hypersonics, Tidal Power, Indian Rocket Engine

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has looked at using stainless steel DED to make spars for tidal turbine blades. They hope to make better blades with more iterations, and got…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 13, 2024: Robotics, Orthotics, & Hypersonics

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re focusing first on robotics, as Carnegie Mellon University’s new Robotics Innovation Center will house several community outreach programs, and Ugogo3D is now working…

3D Printing & the Military: Squandered Opportunities

Previous articles in this series have explored the potential for the U.S. to leverage additive manufacturing to its advantage. However, this potential may be undermined by a propensity for creating…

3D Printing & the Military: It Takes a Village to Make a Nuclear Bomb

In previous installments in this series, we explored how the U.S. military is preparing to utilize additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Then, in another article, we discussed the idea that possessing…

3D Printing & the Military: Stingers & Tigers

As stated in the first part of this series, the U.S. military appears committed to extensively employing 3D printing in the enhancement, maintenance, extension, and improvement of its arsenal and…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 1, 2023

Things are slowing down a little this week, but there are still plenty of events and webinars to attend in the additive manufacturing industry! Stratasys, and 3D Systems continue their…

3D Printed Ramjet Created by Lockheed Martin and Velo3D

To bring hypersonics to reality, we require either materials that surpass the performance of those NASA and other organizations developed in the 1970s, or innovative ways to utilize these existing…

Rocket Lab & Hypersonix Team Up to Launch 3D Printed Hypersonic Test Vehicle

Next year, the first 3D printed hypersonic test vehicle will be launched aboard Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB)’s recently revealed hypersonic rocket. Developed by Australian startup Hypersonix Launch Systems, the three-meter-long,…

University of Arizona Gets $1.2M for Hypersonics 3D Printing

Hypersonic glide vehicles will need to resist incredible heat and pressure from flying at Mach Five and above. For that reason, the materials used to make them will likely be…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Creality 3D Scanner, University of Arizona Hypersonics

Creality is bringing a $349 3D scanner on the market. The scanner is portable, has an ASIC for better image processing, has on board visual tracking, captures color as well…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 2, 2023: Micro 3D Printer & In-Situ Inspection & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, B9Creations has a new micro 3D printer, Castheon is expanding its hypersonic production and research capabilities to a new facility, and Arburg is opening…

Northrop Grumman Brings Carbon Fiber 3D Printing to the Hypersonics Arms Race

The U.S. is in the midst of a hypersonics arms race. Craft traveling five times or more the speed of sound in a guided way could change warfare. In a…

3DPrint.com’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

Surely like nearly every website, 3DPrint.com performs regular reports on traffic behavior and the like. And, like the rest of the internet, our most popular stories are generally the ones…

The Pentagon Wants to Use 3D Printing for Hypersonic Weapon Parts

A new project of the office of the secretary of defense (OSD) is looking to support the additive manufacturing required to build the Pentagon’s hypersonic capabilities. To that end, the…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Polymers with programable degradation, four story buildings and Hypersonics

The Growing Additive Manufacturing Maturity for Airbreathing Hypersonics, or GAMMA-H project shows that the US government is serious about hypersonics. Meanwhile CyBe wants to 3D print a four story building…

Hypersonics Startup Hermeus Acquires Two Metal 3D Printers from Velo3D

Velo3D, the Silicon Valley-based maker of metal additive manufacturing (AM) platforms, announced that the company has sold both a Sapphire and a Sapphire XC to Hermeus, a hypersonic aircraft startup…

US Air Force Explores Hypersonics 3D Printing at Arnolds Base

Hypersonics are a growing sector that hopes to launch missiles at speeds not just faster than sound, but even faster than that. To reach speeds beyond Mach 5, oxygen dispersion…

DED Metal 3D Printing Study Reduces Errors in Functionally Graded Materials

In a new paper ¨Defect of functionally graded material of inconel 718 and STS 316L fabricated by directed energy deposition and its effect on mechanical properties,” researchers from the Korea…

Hypersonics Take Flight: NASA’s New Metal 3D Printing Alloy Takes 1000°C Heat

Key to the function of proposed hypersonic vehicles, which have proven challenging to the U.S., are high-temperature materials, such as metals oxygen dispersion strengthened (ODS) metals and ceramics. ODS materials…

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State of the Hypersonics Arms Race: US to Work With Australia and the UK

We’ve previously discussed the pending hypersonics arms race and an effort to close the perceived hypersonic missile gap with China and Russia. It is clear that an arms race in…

Will Purdue Close the Hypersonic Weapons Gap with 3D Printing?

Purdue University is developing a new hypersonics center that is meant to create high-temperature materials—and it’s bringing along a number of high profile partners to help. The University’s Hypersonics Advanced…

Sintavia Buys Three GE Arcam A2X EBM Metal 3D Printers

Skål to the GE Arcam staff in Gothenburg. The team have just sold three massive GE Additive Arcam A2X EBM machines to Sintavia. Brian Neff, Sintavia CEO, had this to…