Lockheed Martin

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…

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…

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;…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…