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The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation, tourism, law enforcement, construction, military, and other settings. The utilization of additive manufacturing will soon change the way helicopters are produced and operated, allowing for […]

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation, tourism, law enforcement, construction, military, and other...
Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Among Technologies to be Used at Lockheed Martin's New $350M Satellite Production Facility

Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Among Technologies to be Used at Lockheed Martin's New $350M Satellite Production Facility

Lockheed Martin has been pouring a lot of money into new facilities lately, both their own and others’. In July, the company invested $1 million in the first additive manufacturing facility to open in Colorado, to be established on the campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver. Now Lockheed Martin has announced that they are […]

Lockheed Martin has been pouring a lot of money into new facilities lately, both their own and others’. In July, the company invested $1 million in the first additive manufacturing facility to open in Colorado, to be established on the campus of Metropolitan...
MSU Denver to Open Colorado's First Additive Manufacturing Laboratory Thanks to $1M Lockheed Martin Investment

MSU Denver to Open Colorado's First Additive Manufacturing Laboratory Thanks to $1M Lockheed Martin Investment

Metropolitan State University of Denver is about to become a leader in additive manufacturing, thanks to a $1 million investment from Lockheed Martin. The money will go towards the construction of the first additive manufacturing laboratory in Colorado, which will be built over the next four years. The Lockheed Martin Additive Manufacturing Laboratory will allow students […]

Metropolitan State University of Denver is about to become a leader in additive manufacturing, thanks to a $1 million investment from Lockheed Martin. The money will go towards the construction of the first additive manufacturing laboratory in Colorado, which will be...
NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing; LENS can also be added on to CNC machining systems. Optomec has been busy this year, and just announced that it was awarded one of […]

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing; LENS can also be added on to CNC machining systems. Optomec...
Canada Opens Metal 3D Printing Research Center for Marine and Defense Industries

Canada Opens Metal 3D Printing Research Center for Marine and Defense Industries

This week, Canada opened its first research center for metal 3D printing for the marine and defense industries. The Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence was launched by the University of New Brunswick, in partnership with Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM) and community colleges in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The center will combine research, commercialization […]

This week, Canada opened its first research center for metal 3D printing for the marine and defense industries. The Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence was launched by the University of New Brunswick, in partnership with Custom Fabricators and...
Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Future of 3D Printing in Space

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Future of 3D Printing in Space

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a space and rocket engine company that has made the space shuttle engines, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile engines for the Minuteman and other ICBMs, Atlas V stages and the engines that power the Patriot interceptor missile system. The companies that merged to become Aerojet Rocketdyne have been an integral part of the United […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a space and rocket engine company that has made the space shuttle engines, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile engines for the Minuteman and other ICBMs, Atlas V stages and the engines that power the Patriot interceptor missile system. The...
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...
3D Printing in the Military

3D Printing in the Military

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the technology in aircraft and other military vehicles. Many millions have been invested in 3D printing technologies and getting them ready for production in the field. […]

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the technology in aircraft and other military vehicles. Many...
Vader Systems Poised to Become the Leader in Liquid Metal 3D Printing

Vader Systems Poised to Become the Leader in Liquid Metal 3D Printing

By the time the Buffalo, New York-based engineer Zack Vader reached the age of 18, the young maker began developing his idea for a cutting edge technology that he thought could be a game changer in the 3D printing industry. That was back in 2011. Fast forward to today, and the continuous research and development […]

By the time the Buffalo, New York-based engineer Zack Vader reached the age of 18, the young maker began developing his idea for a cutting edge technology that he thought could be a game changer in the 3D printing industry. That was back in 2011. Fast forward to...
Lockheed Martin Files Patent Application for 3D Printer That Prints Diamonds

Lockheed Martin Files Patent Application for 3D Printer That Prints Diamonds

Diamonds are a controversial stone. They’re beautiful, and, for many people, a status symbol, but the diamond industry is tainted by the issue of conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in war-torn zones and sold to finance armed combat. Progress has been made in reducing the conflict diamond trade, but it’s still […]

Diamonds are a controversial stone. They’re beautiful, and, for many people, a status symbol, but the diamond industry is tainted by the issue of conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in war-torn zones and sold to finance armed combat....
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 9, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 9, 2016

Another week, another collection of important 3D printing news that we just didn’t have the chance to cover yet. With breaking news ranging from here on Earth to the orbit of Jupiter, here’s another fruitful edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week.” NASA and Lockheed Martin helped put the world’s first interplanetary spacecraft equipped […]

Another week, another collection of important 3D printing news that we just didn’t have the chance to cover yet. With breaking news ranging from here on Earth to the orbit of Jupiter, here’s another fruitful edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week.” NASA and...
Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches with Multiple Components 3D Printed by Stratasys

Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches with Multiple Components 3D Printed by Stratasys

3D printed parts have been finding themselves in rockets and spacecraft for a few years now, but typically it was a single, experimental part, usually printed in metal. However, using 3D printed parts in production of spacecraft like the types of rockets that send satellites into orbit hasn’t been especially common. But that is starting […]

3D printed parts have been finding themselves in rockets and spacecraft for a few years now, but typically it was a single, experimental part, usually printed in metal. However, using 3D printed parts in production of spacecraft like the types of rockets that send...
US Navy’s Trident II D5 Missile Successfully Launches with 3D Printed Component from Lockheed Martin

US Navy’s Trident II D5 Missile Successfully Launches with 3D Printed Component from Lockheed Martin

NASA and the US military used 3D printed components to successfully test advanced prototype airplanes, spacecraft and even ground vehicles. For many parts with complex or unique geometries, metal 3D printing technology has not only managed to produce these parts faster, but actually produce them at considerable savings. With many of the companies that are […]

NASA and the US military used 3D printed components to successfully test advanced prototype airplanes, spacecraft and even ground vehicles. For many parts with complex or unique geometries, metal 3D printing technology has not only managed to produce these parts...
RAPID 2016 Will Feature Live 3D Printing and Assembly of Large-Scale Orion Module Replica

RAPID 2016 Will Feature Live 3D Printing and Assembly of Large-Scale Orion Module Replica

In May, I’ll be attending my first-ever 3D printing conference and exhibition. RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando from May 16-19, and I must say that I’m getting pretty excited about it. Billed as “the most important event of the year for anyone involved in 3D manufacturing,” RAPID will feature exhibitions from some […]

In May, I’ll be attending my first-ever 3D printing conference and exhibition. RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando from May 16-19, and I must say that I’m getting pretty excited about it. Billed as “the most important event of the year for...
Sciaky Introduces Advanced Closed-Loop Control and Print Monitoring System for Their EBAM Metal 3D Printing Systems

Sciaky Introduces Advanced Closed-Loop Control and Print Monitoring System for Their EBAM Metal 3D Printing Systems

While metal 3D printing is being readily welcomed into many industrial workflows, the technology is still remarkably new and often inconsistent in results. Not only do printed parts require extensive post processing to smooth and shape the component into a usable condition, but the finished parts also require post-testing to ensure there are no flaws […]

While metal 3D printing is being readily welcomed into many industrial workflows, the technology is still remarkably new and often inconsistent in results. Not only do printed parts require extensive post processing to smooth and shape the component into a usable...
3D Printing Was the Most Important Technology of 2015

3D Printing Was the Most Important Technology of 2015

I’m open to the suggestion that I may be a little biased on the subject, but I think this past year no other technology has proven that it will completely alter the world the way that 3D printing has.  2015 certainly saw plenty of amazing technology come into its own, but it’s hard to ignore […]

I’m open to the suggestion that I may be a little biased on the subject, but I think this past year no other technology has proven that it will completely alter the world the way that 3D printing has.  2015 certainly saw plenty of amazing technology come into its own,...
Norsk Appoints Boley to Lead First US Industrial-Scale 3D Print Facility

Norsk Appoints Boley to Lead First US Industrial-Scale 3D Print Facility

Hønefoss, Norway based company Norsk Titanium AS (NTi) announced Sunday that it has appointed former Aerojet President, Mr. Warren Boley, Jr. to the Board of Directors in concert with Norsk’s plans to spearhead the first industrial-scale 3D printing facility in the United States. John Andersen, Jr., Executive Chairmen of Norsk Titanium referenced the experience of NTi’s new leadership in […]

Hønefoss, Norway based company Norsk Titanium AS (NTi) announced Sunday that it has appointed former Aerojet President, Mr. Warren Boley, Jr. to the Board of Directors in concert with Norsk’s plans to spearhead the first industrial-scale 3D printing facility in...
ROBO 3D Releases Study Indicating Corporate Engineers Need Personal 3D Printers for Increased Productivity

ROBO 3D Releases Study Indicating Corporate Engineers Need Personal 3D Printers for Increased Productivity

The consensus is in and it’s really not surprising one bit: give the people 3D printers, and they shall create. ROBO 3D has just released their Northrop Grumman Survey, and all those invested in making sure engineers have the tools they need to create should sit up and take note, with 85% of engineers indicating […]

The consensus is in and it’s really not surprising one bit: give the people 3D printers, and they shall create. ROBO 3D has just released their Northrop Grumman Survey, and all those invested in making sure engineers have the tools they need to create should sit up...
3D Printed 'LEGO Plastic' Saves $36 Million Airplane

3D Printed 'LEGO Plastic' Saves $36 Million Airplane

[Source: J.L. Wright Jr.] Kids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with LEGO bricks; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put to rest now with a project undertaken at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL. When the P-3 Orion arrived […]

[Source: J.L. Wright Jr.] Kids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with LEGO bricks; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put to rest now with a project undertaken at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) at...
Sciaky Unveils Expanded Line of Sophisticated EBAM Metal 3D Printers

Sciaky Unveils Expanded Line of Sophisticated EBAM Metal 3D Printers

Of all the industries poised to be radically altered by advancements in 3D printing technology, the metal manufacturing industry is near the top of that list. Metal 3D printing is allowing designers to produce geometries and parts that were physically impossible to produce only a few years ago. At the top of the new metal […]

Of all the industries poised to be radically altered by advancements in 3D printing technology, the metal manufacturing industry is near the top of that list. Metal 3D printing is allowing designers to produce geometries and parts that were physically impossible to...
Lockheed Martin Hopes to 3D Print Titanium Spacecraft Fuel Tanks In-House

Lockheed Martin Hopes to 3D Print Titanium Spacecraft Fuel Tanks In-House

In the Sciaky additive manufacturing process, the hemispherical halves of tanks are built layer by layer as spools of titanium wire spin and provide material. As a result of using the process, Lockheed Martin Space Systems says they plan to re-think the way they make satellite propellant tanks, and they’ll eventually move the construction of those […]

In the Sciaky additive manufacturing process, the hemispherical halves of tanks are built layer by layer as spools of titanium wire spin and provide material. As a result of using the process, Lockheed Martin Space Systems says they plan to re-think the way they make...
Lockheed Martin & RedEye 3D Print 15 Foot Long Satellite Fuel Tank Simulator

Lockheed Martin & RedEye 3D Print 15 Foot Long Satellite Fuel Tank Simulator

Size is one of the major limiting factors within the 3D printing space. It has been difficult and extremely expensive for companies to produce 3D printed object of any substantial size. This seems to be slowly changing as the technology matures to a point in which problems are being solved, almost on a daily basis. […]

Size is one of the major limiting factors within the 3D printing space. It has been difficult and extremely expensive for companies to produce 3D printed object of any substantial size. This seems to be slowly changing as the technology matures to a point in which...
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