Tag Archives: additive manufacturing

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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NIST Selects Four Awardees for Metals-Based 3D Printing Research

3D Printing Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has granted a total of almost $4 million to four institutions for help to further implement metals-based additive manufacturing in the U.S. Georgia Tech Research Corp., the University of Texas at El Paso, Purdue University and Northeastern University will each receive either nearly or exactly $1 million in grants under the Metals-Based Additive Manufacturing Grants Program.

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NASA Tests 3D-Printed Parts for Future Spacecraft

Hot-Fire Test

NASA has demonstrated the hot-fire performance of 3D-printed rocket engine parts designed for future lunar landers. The space agency said Tuesday it tested a copper alloy combustion chamber and a hydrogen-resistant alloy-made nozzle that were produced via additive manufacturing. The LLAMA project is part of the larger Game Changing Development program that aims to explore new approaches to space technology and operations.

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AFWERX Selects Hexagon US Federal to Build Innovative Under New Challenge; Mark Rowland, Tammer Olibah Quoted

Tammer Olibah

AFWERX has announced that Hexagon US Federal is one of the top 92 participating teams selected from across the globe competing to build the Base of the Future Challenge. The challenge has focused on six topics, including Base Security, Installation Resilience, Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness, Reverse Engineering, Culture of Innovation and Airman and Family Wellbeing.

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NSWC Carderock, UDC Ink Education Agreement

NSWC

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division entered into a five-year agreement with the University of the District of Columbia to deliver guidance, research opportunities and internships in the areas of material science, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing and robotics.

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Ohio-Based USAF Station to Purchase New 3D Printer

U.S. Air Force

The 910th Maintenance Group, operating at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, has received funds worth $72K to purchase a new 3D printer and further implement the use of additive manufacturing. The group will procure an AON3D printer to advance additive manufacturing work done in collaboration with Air Force Research Laboratory, Youngstown State University, AF Life Cycle Management Center and other partnered entities, the Defense Logistics Agency said Tuesday.

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