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NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year's End

NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year's End

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). Three years ago, the organization, which provides the US Navy with life-cycle […]

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air...
Partnership Between US Navy and University of Virginia Leads to Impactful Metal 3D Printing Research

Partnership Between US Navy and University of Virginia Leads to Impactful Metal 3D Printing Research

The US Navy has found many uses for the application of 3D printing technology, from making replacement parts and drones at sea to 3D printing a manual primary globe valve. This last was completed by engineers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in Virginia, which is a big proponent of additive manufacturing, having hosted a […]

The US Navy has found many uses for the application of 3D printing technology, from making replacement parts and drones at sea to 3D printing a manual primary globe valve. This last was completed by engineers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division...
Desktop Metal Discusses Shipping the First Studio System 3D Printers to Google and Other Early Customers

Desktop Metal Discusses Shipping the First Studio System 3D Printers to Google and Other Early Customers

In April, Desktop Metal unveiled its greatly anticipated 3D printing systems, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System. The young Boston-area company garnered a great deal of interest and investments from its very beginnings, even before it had so much as a prototype to offer. Investors put a lot of faith […]

In April, Desktop Metal unveiled its greatly anticipated 3D printing systems, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System. The young Boston-area company garnered a great deal of interest and investments from its very beginnings, even before...
US Navy and ORNL Team Up to Develop the Military's First 3D Printed Submarine Hull on the BAAM

US Navy and ORNL Team Up to Develop the Military's First 3D Printed Submarine Hull on the BAAM

3D printing technology is used often in the military these days: the Marine Corps created a 3D printed surveillance drone and are learning to use the technology to solve on-site problems, and the Air Force in South Africa, Brazil, Israel, and the US have all found applications for the technology. The US Navy developed the cost-saving, 3D […]

3D printing technology is used often in the military these days: the Marine Corps created a 3D printed surveillance drone and are learning to use the technology to solve on-site problems, and the Air Force in South Africa, Brazil, Israel, and the US have all found...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got stories on 3D software, a new 3D printer, and a little business, while the technology also takes us to the sea, the roads, and outer space. The Altair Partner Alliance has added Additive Works’ Amphyon software to its platform and 3D Systems has released Geomagic Freeform 2017 […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got stories on 3D software, a new 3D printer, and a little business, while the technology also takes us to the sea, the roads, and outer space. The Altair Partner Alliance has added Additive Works’ Amphyon software...
University of Pittsburgh Receives Office of Naval Research Award to Develop Steel 3D Printing Materials

University of Pittsburgh Receives Office of Naval Research Award to Develop Steel 3D Printing Materials

Metal additive manufacturing may be growing, but the number of metals and alloys that can be 3D printed with is still fairly limited. One material that isn’t seen frequently in additive manufacturing is steel, and that’s a disadvantage, as steel and its alloys are tough, strong, and versatile materials well-suited to harsh environments such as, […]

Metal additive manufacturing may be growing, but the number of metals and alloys that can be 3D printed with is still fairly limited. One material that isn’t seen frequently in additive manufacturing is steel, and that’s a disadvantage, as steel and its...
Made In Space's Additive Manufacturing Facility Celebrates First Anniversary Among the Stars

Made In Space's Additive Manufacturing Facility Celebrates First Anniversary Among the Stars

How time flies. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been an entire year since Made In Space launched its Additive Manufacturing Facility to the International Space Station. Yet while it seems as though the company’s second 3D printer went out into space just last week, the Additive Manufacturing Facility has accomplished so much since then that it’s […]

How time flies. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been an entire year since Made In Space launched its Additive Manufacturing Facility to the International Space Station. Yet while it seems as though the company’s second 3D printer went out into space...
3D Printing at the Pentagon: US Navy Hosts 3D Print-a-thon to Showcase Latest Innovations and Technology

3D Printing at the Pentagon: US Navy Hosts 3D Print-a-thon to Showcase Latest Innovations and Technology

3D printing has been making a major impact on military organizations all over the world, from land to sky and sea. The technology has definitely been playing a big part in the innovation of the US Navy. Back in 2014, the Navy installed a 3D printer on one of its ships, the USS Essex, for the first […]

3D printing has been making a major impact on military organizations all over the world, from land to sky and sea. The technology has definitely been playing a big part in the innovation of the US Navy. Back in 2014, the Navy installed a 3D printer on one of its...
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...
3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing On the Rise in India

3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing On the Rise in India

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about a partnership between the UAE’s Etihad Airways, Siemens AG, and Strata Manufacturing PJSC, to develop the first 3D printed aircraft parts in Asia, the Middle East, and the UAE as a whole. Now it’s been revealed that Strata, a UAE-based advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing company, has signed a […]

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about a partnership between the UAE’s Etihad Airways, Siemens AG, and Strata Manufacturing PJSC, to develop the first 3D printed aircraft parts in Asia, the Middle East, and the UAE as a whole. Now it’s been revealed that...
A Closer Look at the Many Uses for Additive Manufacturing & Augmented Reality in America's Military Forces

A Closer Look at the Many Uses for Additive Manufacturing & Augmented Reality in America's Military Forces

3D printing and additive manufacturing are reshaping the military in America, and in other countries as well. Marines in California took a short class in 2016 about how to best use 3D printing to solve problems on-site, the DON COOL Hub for both the Navy and the Marines uses a Zeus 3D printer, and the […]

3D printing and additive manufacturing are reshaping the military in America, and in other countries as well. Marines in California took a short class in 2016 about how to best use 3D printing to solve problems on-site, the DON COOL Hub for both the Navy and the...
Naval Team Creates Functional 3D Printed Part for Use in Fleet

Naval Team Creates Functional 3D Printed Part for Use in Fleet

It’s pretty exciting to start off a Monday morning with an email from the Navy explaining that they have 3D printed one of the first functional parts to be used in their fleet. With the team of AT1 Pecota, AT2 Thyberg, and AT3 Cosselman responsible for creating a retainer for a gun hoist adapter (also […]

It’s pretty exciting to start off a Monday morning with an email from the Navy explaining that they have 3D printed one of the first functional parts to be used in their fleet. With the team of AT1 Pecota, AT2 Thyberg, and AT3 Cosselman responsible for creating a...
NAVAIR Successfully Tests First Flight-Critical 3D Printed Aircraft Component

NAVAIR Successfully Tests First Flight-Critical 3D Printed Aircraft Component

Since the 1990s, additive manufacturing has been a part of naval aviation, but it’s only recently that the technology has moved past strictly prototyping purposes. The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has been working towards making additive manufacturing a big part of their operations, starting with the creation of a 3D printed flight-critical component. On July […]

Since the 1990s, additive manufacturing has been a part of naval aviation, but it’s only recently that the technology has moved past strictly prototyping purposes. The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has been working towards making additive manufacturing a...
US Navy's Humble 3D Printed TruClip Design Sent to the International Space Station During Maker Faire

US Navy's Humble 3D Printed TruClip Design Sent to the International Space Station During Maker Faire

A few weeks ago, we were interested to learn that the US Navy had designed a tiny 3D printed part that, while appearing insignificant, has already saved the Navy over $42,000. The TruClip, created by sailors on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, costs about six cents to print and solves an issue that was […]

A few weeks ago, we were interested to learn that the US Navy had designed a tiny 3D printed part that, while appearing insignificant, has already saved the Navy over $42,000. The TruClip, created by sailors on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, costs about six...
On-Demand 3D Printing to Impact Navy Fleets in the Near Future

On-Demand 3D Printing to Impact Navy Fleets in the Near Future

3D printing technology has various militaries across the world eagerly standing at attention, many of which are researching and aiding in future technological developments. The United States Navy has been especially fond of 3D printing technology, having utilized it for a number of applications over the last year or so. In 2015, the Navy 3D […]

3D printing technology has various militaries across the world eagerly standing at attention, many of which are researching and aiding in future technological developments. The United States Navy has been especially fond of 3D printing technology, having utilized it...
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...
Release the CRACUNS! 3D Printed Drone Can Lurk Underwater for Months Before Launching Into the Air

Release the CRACUNS! 3D Printed Drone Can Lurk Underwater for Months Before Launching Into the Air

Drones are becoming more and more flexible and capable of things that were unheard of just a few years ago. We’re seeing 3D printing drones and firefighting drones. Futurists have predicted the possible existence of drones large enough to move houses in the next century. We’ve seen submersible drones, but until now, we haven’t seen anything quite […]

Drones are becoming more and more flexible and capable of things that were unheard of just a few years ago. We’re seeing 3D printing drones and firefighting drones. Futurists have predicted the possible existence of drones large enough to move houses in the next...
Inovati Kinetic Metallization Process to Help Navy Restore Worn Parts

Inovati Kinetic Metallization Process to Help Navy Restore Worn Parts

The United States Navy is a massive military organization that requires a tremendous amount of money and personnel to keep operating at peak efficiency. Currently it is the largest naval force in the world and operates ten massive aircraft carriers, almost three hundred combat ships and vessels and almost four thousand aircraft. This fleet is […]

The United States Navy is a massive military organization that requires a tremendous amount of money and personnel to keep operating at peak efficiency. Currently it is the largest naval force in the world and operates ten massive aircraft carriers, almost three...
The 3D Printed Arms Race Just Got Real with This Working Handheld Railgun

The 3D Printed Arms Race Just Got Real with This Working Handheld Railgun

Electromagnetic projectile launchers called railguns are what many in the military are hoping will be the weapon of the future. A railgun doesn’t use traditional projectile propellants like gunpowder or explosives, but instead they use electromagnetic fields to propel projectiles at speeds that can exceed an incredible Mach 10. A basic railgun design will include […]

Electromagnetic projectile launchers called railguns are what many in the military are hoping will be the weapon of the future. A railgun doesn’t use traditional projectile propellants like gunpowder or explosives, but instead they use electromagnetic fields to propel...
Veteran Uses a 3D Printer to Create a Replica of the Bullet that Paralyzed Him

Veteran Uses a 3D Printer to Create a Replica of the Bullet that Paralyzed Him

There really aren’t any rules to what type of therapy to give to someone after a traumatic event. There are certainly physical needs that will have to be met, and the patient will need to learn how to deal with any mobility issues that they may have developed. But the mental traumas that come along […]

There really aren’t any rules to what type of therapy to give to someone after a traumatic event. There are certainly physical needs that will have to be met, and the patient will need to learn how to deal with any mobility issues that they may have developed. But the...
US Navy is 3D Printing Custom Drones Onboard the USS Essex

US Navy is 3D Printing Custom Drones Onboard the USS Essex

Back in April of last year, we reported that the United States Navy had installed a 3D printer onboard the USS Essex. This was quite a significant move at the time, allowing sailors to print replacement parts and surgical tools when needed, at sea. Boy, has a lot changed within a year. Today we get […]

Back in April of last year, we reported that the United States Navy had installed a 3D printer onboard the USS Essex. This was quite a significant move at the time, allowing sailors to print replacement parts and surgical tools when needed, at sea. Boy, has a lot...
Office of Naval Research Moves to Ramp Up 3D Printing Activities

Office of Naval Research Moves to Ramp Up 3D Printing Activities

In the next couple of weeks, the US Navy says they plan to outline their future plans and requirements for additive manufacturing technology to bolster “fleet readiness,” and the Office of Naval Research will roll out details of its Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing (Quality MADE) program. They say the aim of the program is to […]

In the next couple of weeks, the US Navy says they plan to outline their future plans and requirements for additive manufacturing technology to bolster “fleet readiness,” and the Office of Naval Research will roll out details of its Quality Metal Additive...
NAVAIR Has Big Plans for Additive Manufacturing: flight-critical components, explosives & more

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 and Marines.” Since its establishment in 1966, NAVAIR has sought to provide only the best aircraft, equipment, and resources to not only ‘arm with confidence’ […]

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 and Marines.” Since its establishment in...
US Military Might: Will 3D Printing Provide the Technological Leg Up?

US Military Might: Will 3D Printing Provide the Technological Leg Up?

The military and technology go hand in hand. We’ve all seen the sci-fi movies where the evil opposition developed or obtained a form of super technology that we had to top in order to survive. Today, our military faces a competition regarding who has the biggest budget, as well as a race to harness the brightest minds […]

The military and technology go hand in hand. We’ve all seen the sci-fi movies where the evil opposition developed or obtained a form of super technology that we had to top in order to survive. Today, our military faces a competition regarding who has the biggest...
Navy Seeks Bids in Reverse Auction Format for Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printer

Navy Seeks Bids in Reverse Auction Format for Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printer

In the last year, the United States Navy has made several headlines with their multiple uses for 3D printing. Back in April, they announced that they had installed a 3D printer on board one of their vessels, the USS Essex. Two month after that, they put out a request for public information regarding the purchase of […]

In the last year, the United States Navy has made several headlines with their multiple uses for 3D printing. Back in April, they announced that they had installed a 3D printer on board one of their vessels, the USS Essex. Two month after that, they put out a request...
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