Tag Archives: 3D printing

Stratasys’ New Data Security Offering Uses Red Hat Linux Platform; David Egts Quoted

David Egts

Stratasys has unveiled a data security platform for additive manufacturing to help meet the cybersecurity requirements of U.S. government and defense agencies as they increase adoption of 3D printing. The company's ProtectAM offering uses the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, which provides continuous data security in compliance with the requirements outlined in the Defense Information System Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guide.

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Terran Orbital Invests $300M in New Florida Space Vehicle Manufacturing Facility; Gov. DeSantis Quoted

Florida Governor

Terran Orbital is partnering with Space Florida to develop a 660,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art commercial space vehicle manufacturing facility at the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch and Landing Facility on Merritt Island, Florida. Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said that Terran Orbital will be investing $300 million in new construction and equipment for the facility which is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs.

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Gen. Mark Milley: AI, Other Emerging Tech Needed to Deter Aggressors, Win Future Wars

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said artificial intelligence, hypersonics, 3D printing, unmanned systems, long-range precision fires and other emerging technologies could transform the conduct of warfare and are needed to win future wars in the event of deterrence failure.

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DOD to Develop Additive Manufacturing Tech Guide; Robert Gold Quoted

Robert Gold

Department of Defense offices have partnered with military services to develop implementation plans and technical guidelines for additive manufacturing (AM) technology used to make 3D objects from polymer and metal materials. Robert Gold said that AM technology allows for the production of lighter innovative designs that veer away from traditional processes like lathes and welding. 

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OIG Report: DOD Should Classify 3D Printers as IT Systems in Need of Cybersecurity Controls

Virtual Private Network

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) has recommended that the chief information officer include 3D printers and other additive manufacturing systems in the portfolio of information technology platforms and establish cybersecurity controls in compliance with DOD and federal guidance. The inspector general also found that DOD components considered 3D printers as “tools” instead of IT systems.

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DOD Inspector General: Five Sites Need Better 3D Printing Cybersecurity

3D Printing

The Department of Defense's inspector general (DOD IG) found in an audit that five DOD sites need to bolster the security of their additive manufacturing or 3D printing systems. DOD IG said in a July 1 report that it recommends the involved DOD components to first attain an authority to operate for all their AM systems before use.

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USMC Approves 3D-Printed Vehicle Maintenance Tool; Capt. Matthew Audette Quoted

Metal Steering Wheel

A Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) unit has approved a 3D-printed tool built to help maintainers detach steering wheel columns from military vehicles without breaking or damaging the automotive control hardware. The Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell (AMOC) created the metal steering wheel removal device with two partners in the private sector and added the tool design to an online repository of additive manufacturing models. 

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Army, University Researchers Optimizing Additive Manufacturing of Alloy for Lighter Soldier Components

3D printing

Researchers from the U.S. Army and the University of Central Florida have been collaboratively working to enhance the 3D printing of a magnesium alloy in an effort to develop lighter components for warfighters. The Army plans to test the 3D-printed material's high strain rate and ballistic properties and identify which components it can be applied to.

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Army, Clemson University to Build Digital Fabrication System

Internet of Battlefield

The U.S. Army teamed up with Clemson University to develop an artificial intelligence-based digital life cycle system that will design, study and fabricate parts for various applications. ARL and Clemson University are set to hold a symposium to tackle their collaborative programs and discuss topics such as manufacturing sciences and engineering.

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U.S. Military Addresses N95 Mask Shortage via 3D Printing; Maj. Daniel Williams Quoted

Maj. Daniel Williams

U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity used 3D printing to address the U.S. health care workforce's demand for N95 respirators. U.S. Air Force Maj. Daniel Williams, product manager for N95 respirator efforts at USAMMDA's Warfighter Expeditionary Medicine and Treatment Project Management Office, said his team leveraged internal expertise on medical product development to address the N95 shortage.

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