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Make America Make Again

Posted on October 11th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image by Manufacturing Day via facebook.com

Even the most innovative idea will remain just that if no one figures out how to make it. National Manufacturing Day encourages the next generation of makers. Continue reading “Make America Make Again” »

3D Print Sand for Structures on the Cheap

Posted on October 4th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Tensegrity node

Image by Davidfotografie via Archdaily.com

When your cool new generative design optimizes load bearing versus material but is cost prohibitive to 3D print in metal, think sand. Continue reading “3D Print Sand for Structures on the Cheap” »

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” »

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