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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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DARPA Program Seeks to Address Variability in Additive Manufacturing Processes; Mick Maher Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a program to study differences in manufacturing methods to help accelerate the development of three-dimensional printing technologies and other additively manufactured systems. “The Open Manufacturing program is fundamentally about capturing and understanding the physics and process parameters of additive and other novel production …

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Chris Singer: NASA Tests 3D-Designed Rocket Engine Injector

NASA has tested a rocket engine injector the agency’s engineers built through three-dimensional printing. The rocket engine part works to send propellant into the engine and two injectors produced 20,000 pounds of thrust during the testing at NASA’s Huntsville, Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center, the agency said Friday. “We wanted …

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Dave Barrett: Navy to Set 3D Printing Implementation Goals After Fleet Tests

After a series of U.S. Navy tests to demonstrate the manufacturing and fabrication capabilities of 3D printing technology, the service will explore printing from metal and similar materials as it targets at-sea applications for the technology, Military Times reported Sunday. Lance Bacon writes the Navy has sought a list of high-demand items, including Tomahawk cruise …

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Francis Collins: NIH Debuts Bioscientific 3D Modeling Website

The National Institutes of Health has unveiled a new public website designed to help scientists and students create three-dimensional anatomical or bacterial models. NIH said Wednesday the 3D Print Exchange portal features educational videos, forums and tools for helping users convert bioscientific data into printable files. “3D printing is a …

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