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NASA Closing In On Emailing Hardware to Space

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Refabricator

Image by NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given [public domain] via NASA website

Instead of overcoming lengthy resupply trips for deep space exploration, NASA plans to eliminate them through recycling, reusing, and 3D printing. Continue reading “NASA Closing In On Emailing Hardware to Space” »

Marines Assess Battlefield Additive Manufacturing

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Marine Corps X-Fab

By Marine Corps Systems Command [Content on YouTube], via YouTube

Supply chains can make or break a company, but supply lines can win or lose a war and have untold costs in human lives. The U.S. Marines are testing advanced in situ manufacturing technology to manufacture spare parts in theater, getting them back to the fight faster. Continue reading “Marines Assess Battlefield Additive Manufacturing” »

Bigger Bucks for Additive Manufacturing in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Molding Die Set

Image by Arne Hückelheim [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Additive manufacturing is certainly bending down the cost and time curve for part production. Can it do the same for production of tooling used in traditional manufacturing techniques? Continue reading “Bigger Bucks for Additive Manufacturing in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff” »

GE Goes Big for Additive Manufacturing – One Cubic Meter to Be Exact

Posted on June 28th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

GE Additive sintered part

Image by Airbus via GE Reports

In another first from the Paris Air Show, GE is upping the ante when it comes to direct laser sintering additive manufacturing by previewing a technology demonstrator machine dubbed “ATLAS”. In development for the last two years and setting a new record for volumetric capacity, the new machine extends potential application of additive manufacturing to companies in the aerospace, automotive, power, and oil and gas industries. Continue reading “GE Goes Big for Additive Manufacturing – One Cubic Meter to Be Exact” »

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