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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” »

Continuous Epiphany for Pharma

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence


By Nilfanion (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Is it the FDA or the drug manufacturers who are late to the party for continuous manufacturing? Continue reading “Continuous Epiphany for Pharma” »

Innovation in Alloy AND Form

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications


Image by Accucode 3D via

Alcoa is helping Airbus take to the skies, transforming powdered titanium to aerospace parts using 3DP. Continue reading “Innovation in Alloy <i>AND</i> Form” »

Penny Wise, Billions Foolish

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications


Image by Ken Klapproth used with permission

Saving pennies on material costs often makes sense in high volume products, but could cost Takata up to $24 billion. Continue reading “Penny Wise, Billions Foolish” »

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