Tag Archives: additive manufacturing

Navy to Hold Small Business Expo on Fleet Innovation Efforts

The U.S. Navy will hold a small business conference at the San Diego Convention Center on Aug. 24 to 25 with a focus on integrating agility and innovation to fleet services. Space and Naval Warfare System Command leaders will be in attendance at the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event cosponsored by the National Defense …

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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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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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James Clapper: US Faces Cyber Espionage, Counterspace Weapon Systems Among Global Threats

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the increasing adoption of Internet of Things-based devices and artificial intelligence could both bring new opportunities for intelligence collection and challenges to the U.S.’ cyber defenses. Clapper said in his testimony Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee that the field of foreign data science …

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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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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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