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The Surprising Ways That 3D Printing May Completely Transform the US Military

The various branches of the United States military have never been especially shy about their interest in 3D printing technology. Considering how versatile and useful 3D printing has proven to…

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…

3D Systems Partners with Penn State to Research Direct Metal Printing for DARPA

3D printing industry leader 3D Systems announced that they have formed a partnership with  the Pennsylvania State University to research and further develop direct metal printing technology. The research will…

3D Systems Working with Navy to Evaluate & Fulfill Strategic 3D Printing Initiatives  

While the general public is getting the point that 3D printing is a valid technology progressing on an almost daily basis, we all still tend to sit up and take note…

NAVAIR Has Big Plans for Additive Manufacturing: flight-critical components, explosives & more

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has big plans. Obviously, as the Maryland-based organization provides the US Navy with “full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors…

Royal Navy’s New Boats for Detecting & Detonating Underseas Bombs Depicted in 3D Printed Replicas

Once the most powerful and feared navy internationally, and of great historical significance, the UK’s Royal Navy is also the oldest element of naval military and force worldwide. As part…

China’s PLA Navy Deploys 3D Printers Onboard Warships to Replace Small Parts

China is famously secretive in some of its bigger plans, not unveiling big military movements or construction techniques before they happen – if at all — in detail. While we’re…

AV-8B Harrier Aircraft Landing Gear is Repaired With 3D Printing After Incredible Emergency Landing

Over the past several months, we have seen the U.S. Army make huge strides in the study and implementation of 3D printing to make personnel lives safer, provide potentially better food…