military 3d printing

US Air Force Opens Metal 3D Printing Lab with GE

The Pacer Edge program underway by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and General Electric (GE) is making steady progress, most recently demonstrated by the opening of a second Reverse Engineering…

3D Printing Facility Opened at Bengaluru Airport City

Peekay Group, a South Indian industrial outfit, has partnered with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL), to open an additive manufacturing (AM) center at Bengaluru Airport City. The latter is a…

Raytheon Subsidiary to Perform $14M 3D Printing Center Expansion in Iowa

When Raytheon Company and United Technologies merged in 2020, it became the $64-billion Raytheon Technologies, one of the world’s largest aerospace, intelligence services providers, and military manufacturers by revenue and…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 17, 2022

A range of topics will be covered during webinars and events this week, such as Multi Jet Fusion technology, military policy on additive manufacturing, 3D printed textiles and dental crowns,…

Biden’s AM Forward Signals that 3D Printing Is Ready for Prime Time

Before the Biden administration announced AM Forward, the last time the president of the United States mentioned additive manufacturing was back in 2013. At the time, President Barack Obama said…

US Army Chooses MELD to 3D Print Metal Military Vehicles

ASTRO America, the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMII), and the United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (DEVCOM GVSC) have partnered to develop a…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 5, 2022

Last week was a bit of a reprieve, and we’re back in business now with a full schedule of 3D printing webinars and events! Topics include automation, polymer 3D printing…

US Air Force Taps GE and Optomec for Metal 3D Printing

The Biden administration recently announced a slew of new opportunities for increasing the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) across the U.S. Initial participating companies of the AM Forward program are…

French DARPA to Drive Automated 2D-to-3D 3D Printing Software

The French Defense Innovation Agency, along with Spare Parts 3D and the University for Research in Automated Production (LURPA) at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris-Sarclay, have announced that they’ve…

First 3D Printed Houses Completed by Indian Army

The Military Engineering Services (MES), one of the oldest and most significant departments within India’s Ministry of Defence, recently announced that it finished construction on two 3D printed houses, built…

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U.S. Navy Submarines to Have 3D Printed Parts Starting This Year

At the beginning of last month, the U.S. Navy announced it was awarding six contracts to defense firms and research institutions, to study applications of additive manufacturing (AM) that could…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 9: Standing Post

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 6: Air Logistics

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has…

Rice University Will Use Carbon 3D Printer to Create “Smart Helmets” for Warfighters

Rice University researchers in Houston, Texas, received a $1.3 million grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to create the world’s first printable military “smart helmet” using Carbon’s large-format,…

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3D Printing Financials: Stratasys Revenue Up 24% in Third Quarter 2021

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) reported its third-quarter numbers on November 4, 2021, with a notable 24.3% percent surge in revenue to $159 million from $127.9 million last year. Boosted by product…

Secret Audit Reveals US Military’s 3D Printing Tech Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

To those of us who are particularly civic-minded, few news alerts are more anxiety-inducing than those in which the U.S. military’s most broadly-encompassing actions are put under the microscope. The…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: August 22, 2021

From food 3D printing and GE Additive’s Arcam EBM Spectra L 3D printer to 3D printing and CAD in a post-pandemic world and topology optimization, we’ve got a busy week…

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The Largest 3D Printed Structure in North America: a Military Barracks in Texas

ICON’s latest 3D printed training barracks structure in Texas signals another positive step for the additive construction industry. Described by the company as the largest 3D printed structure in North…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 25th, 2021

From compact SLS 3D printing and SOLIDWORKS certifications to full-color 3D printing, 3D printing for cosmetic dentistry, photopolymers, and more, we’ve got a lot of topics covered in this week’s…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 10th, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of industry webinars and events, both virtual and in-person, to tell you about! Topics range from automotive 3D printing and 3D printing steel to point-of-care…

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De-Hyper: The US Military Is Not the Best Innovator in Manufacturing

When the United States entered World War Two in 1942, the planet would change in ways that now seem nearly irreversible. When the dust was settled, not only did the…

US Navy Studies 3D Printed Antennas for New Radar Applications

As Executive Editor Joris Peels recently pointed out, antennas are one of those killer apps for which 3D printing is perfect. With the ability to create unique geometries capable of…

Naval Group Uses WAAM to 3D Print First Propeller Installed on French Navy Ship

While we often discuss the many rules and regulations involved with 3D printing for the aviation industry, make no mistake: things are just as exacting when it comes to 3D…

US Army Brings Supersonic LightSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer to Rock Island Arsenal

Australian company SPEE3D works hard to make metal additive manufacturing easier, and faster, for customers through its patented supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology, which utilizes cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM),…