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NSF Picks 28 Universities for Internet-Based Manufacturing Research Projects; James Kurose Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded grants worth $6.5 million combined to research teams at 28 universities to conduct research, design and test Internet-based manufacturing operating platforms. Researchers will also work to develop new applications designed to help companies select manufacturing methods, streamline the production of various products and determine …

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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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Navy Explores 3-D Printing as Logistics, Manufacturing Offering; Phil Cullom Comments

The U.S. Navy is planning to train its personnel in additive manufacturing technology as it turns to 3-D printing as an at-sea offering to manufacture replacement parts and decrease shipping time and cost, Defense Systems reported Monday. Joey Cheng writes the Navy held workshops during the recent Maker Faire at Combat Direction Systems Activity – Dam Neck to demonstrate additive manufacturing …

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Navy to Test 3D Printing Technology at Sea; Benjamin Kohlmann Comments

A U.S. Navy amphibious warship has installed a three-dimensional printer to experiment with additive manufacturing technology, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg writes the USS Essex has already used the printer to make minor and small-scale materials and plans to test how the machine handles engine vibration and other at-sea conditions. “Additive manufacturing …

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