Tag Archives: additive manufacturing

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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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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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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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

Metal Steering Wheel

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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