Tag Archives: 3D printing

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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Bob Work Inspects Army Tech Under Third Offset Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has visited the Army Research Laboratory to inspect technologies that support the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy. The U.S. Army said Wednesday ARL scientists and engineers demonstrated projects in robotics, miniaturization and manufacturing that are designed to aid the U.S. military’s capacity against adversaries. “Our mission is …

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NASA Researchers to Study 5 ‘Green’ Aircraft Tech Concepts

NASA plans a new two-year project to study five technology concepts in a bid to help the aviation industry reduce aircraft fuel consumption, noise and carbon dioxide emissions. The space agency said Saturday its researchers will explore the five green technology ideas as part of the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program and that three of those concepts are …

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NAVAIR Test Flies Osprey Aircraft With 3D-Printed Engine Nacelle

The Naval Air Systems Command put an MV-22B Osprey military aircraft fitted with a three-dimensional printed engine nacelle system through a test flight Friday at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. The demonstration marks the first time a U.S. Navy-owned aircraft flew with a safety critical component that was built through the additive manufacturing …

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GAO Urges Pentagon to Create Tracking System for Additive Manufacturing Programs

The Defense Department uses multiple information-sharing methods to coordinate three-dimensional printing programs of DoD components but lacks a systematic approach to monitor the projects, according to a Government Accountability Office report. GAO said Wednesday the department aims to design and build some weapon technologies through an additive manufacturing process in an effort …

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