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FAA Drafts Plan to Regulate Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components

The Federal Aviation Administration has created a roadmap to address a growing use of additive manufacturing processes across the aerospace sector from a regulatory standpoint, Space News reported Friday. FAA sent a draft version of its Additive Manufacturing Strategic Roadmap to the agency management team for evaluation and the document suggests production, …

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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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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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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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