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Marines Use 3D Printing Tech for Vehicle Replacement Parts

The U.S. Marine Corps has used an additive manufacturing process to produce replacement parts for a small unmanned ground vehicle and fighter aircraft. USMC said Thursday that Combat Logistic Battalion 31 uses a three-dimensional printer technology as an alternative source for components when immediate action is required, such as an impending failure of …

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AFRL, Harvard Develop Stretchable Electronics Manufacturing Process

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have jointly developed a new three-dimensional printing process to manufacture stretchable and flexible electronics. Hybrid 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that combines conductive material with material substrate to form stretchable and wearable electronics, the Air Force said …

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Marines Use 3D Printing Tech to Create Vehicle, Equipment Parts

The U.S. Marine Corps has increased its use of three-dimensional printing technology as part of efforts to boost equipment readiness, combat effectiveness and reduce maintenance costs for aircraft, vehicles, weapons and other systems. USMC said Friday that a 3D printer works to help Marines create drones and replacement parts for buildings, …

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John Bergin: DoD Eyes Use of Blockchain Tech in Standard Parts Production

The Defense Department aims to use additive manufacturing techniques in conjunction with  blockchain technology in efforts to address intellectual property challenges related to the production of military standard parts, GCN reported Monday. John Bergin, business technology officer at DoD’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, told a defense contracting forum Friday the U.S. Navy‘s carriers can …

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Marine Corps Looks to Field 3D-Printed UAS in Combat Operations

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to deploy a small unmanned aircraft system built using three-dimensional printing technology to support the military branch’s combat operations in the coming weeks, Defense Systems reported Monday. Capt. Christopher Wood, co-lead for additive manufacturing at the Marine Corps headquarters, said that the Nibbler UAS will aid surveillance missions alongside other …

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Army Eyes Reduced Logistics Tail in Multi-Domain Battle

The U.S. Army is developing a strategy to reduce the logistics tails of the service branch’s  units in multi-domain combat operations, Defense News reported Monday. The Demand Reduction strategy is meant to address the Army’s mission to operate in smaller, more dispersed units while providing required water, fuel, power and equipment to warfighters, according …

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NASA Awards Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants to 13 Universities; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to research and develop early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 13 research proposals that cover technologies in various areas, such as additive manufacturing, electric propulsion, parachute inflation dynamics, …

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NIST: Industry Should Address Tech Demonstration Needs for $100B Annual Savings Goal

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has found that the U.S. industry should address needs for measurement science and technology demonstrations to boost growth in advanced manufacturing and save at least $100 billion per year. NIST said Thursday it funded separate economic studies on additive manufacturing; advanced robotics and automation; roll-to-roll manufacturing; and smart …

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