I spoke with SPEE3D’s CEO Byron Kennedy to learn more about the company’s intentions.
Charles R. Goulding & Harry Foxman consider potential use of 3D print technology for military drone manufacturing.
Charles R. Goulding looks at recent defense spending changes in the UK and how that may affect use of 3D printing.
It seems that the Ukraine army is using commonly available tools to create highly effective weapons, including 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley look at potential military use of 3D printing in Sweden.
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley look at Denmark’s increased use of 3D printing in the military sector.
Charles R. Goulding and Lara Tomiko look at how Finland has organized to significantly grow their 3D printing activity.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in 3D printing in Norway.
Charles R. Goulding and Lara Tomiko look at the need for Poland to unleash some of its 3D printing capacity due to recent events.
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley examine the recent change in defense strategy in Germany.
Polycam launched a key 3D service for Ukraine.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology has affected military supply chains.
The University of Maine’s Composites Center designed and 3D printed what appears to be the largest ships ever produced with the technology.
I’ve been wondering about the actual logistics of using 3D printing in military settings, and its a bit more gray than black and white.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how the U.S. military is using digital twins for helicopter development.
The US Navy awarded a huge contract for 3D printing equipment to MattHackers and Ultimaker.
Stratasys announced a new data security platform called ProtectAM.
Stratasys announced a massive US$20M contract to deliver 3D printers to the US Navy.
How large is the biggest 3D printed structure in North America?
With the recent hacks into our infrastructure cyber systems, and the hefty ransom paid to the nefarious hackers, cybersecurity has come to the forefront of the political debate.
An announcement from 3YOURMIND suggests the US Navy has a very comprehensive plan for a 3D printed future.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider patriotic implications of 3D printing in defense applications.
The US army has awarded a contract to a group to construct what will likely be the largest metal 3D printer ever built.
Inkbit announced a partnership with the United States Air Force.
Senvol announced new investment coming from the US military.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley take a look at ExOne’s major foray into bringing 3D printing where it needs to be.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the Pentagon’s leadership in robotics, and where 3D printing plays a role.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider two navies’ applications of additive manufacturing.
The US Department of Defense has released a detailed strategy for their use of additive manufacturing technology in coming years.
The first Xerox metal 3D printer installation is more than a customer sale: it’s the start of a collaboration with the Naval Postgraduate School.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley examine Air Force demand for reverse engineering using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the increasing role of additive manufacturing in Navy submarines.
Additive manufacturing company Optomec was awarded a $1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to repair engine turbine parts.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata take a look at where 3D printing may come into play alongside DOD-approved drones.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the use of 3D printing in producing conformal antennas.
Researchers in the US military have developed a set of tests to determine the strength of 3D printed parts that could aid in future metal 3D printing quality control.
The great promise of 3D printing combined with innovative 3D design (such as generative design) is to reduce parts and material waste while creating geometry that surpasses the capability of traditional subtractive machining.
The US Air Force, in concert with scientists from Texas A&M University, developed a novel way of 3D printing the strongest type of steel.
SPEE3D is placing their supersonic 3D printer in the Australian military to test its ability to 3D print metal parts in remote locations.
Charles Goulding looks at developments in the submarine construction industry where there may be a big opening for 3D printing.
Could the coming huge increase in drone demand cause more opportunities for 3D printing?
Biofabrication gets a boost with a successful pilot program in an austere environment.
Certifying parts for 3D printing remains a relatively new practice for the military, and nonstructural parts are first in focus.
3D Systems and the US Army have signed a $15 million contract to develop the “largest, fastest, most precise” metal 3D printer yet.
We learned something very interesting about the LulzBot TAZ 6.
The US Military has devised a unique method of 3D printing a surface resistant to shock waves.
A new program is launching to further the integration of additive manufacturing in the supply chain for the US Army.
Almost a year after introducing their new 3D printed helmets, the Swiss Guard are donning them for service.
‘Tis the season to celebrate the best of 3D printing.
The US Navy is now testing a 3D printed part on one of their carriers, and this shows the enormous hill 3D printing has yet to climb.
This week’s selection is “Operational Cybersecurity Risks and Their Effect on Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in the Naval Domain” by the US Government.
An amusing story on Military.com got me thinking about how industry uses – or doesn’t use 3D printing.
An incredible story with a 3D printing angle took place last week.
The US Department of Defense has been using 3D printing in an unusual manner.
3D-printed drones are a point of fascination within the United States military.
It was inevitable: the military has developed a kind of mobile 3D print workshop.
After yesterday’s story about how the US Navy has been literally 3D printing submarines, I had a thought about the future of war.
The US Navy has 3D printed an entire submersible vehicle!
There’s been a bit of a buzz around the US Army’s announcement of an almost fully-3D printed grenade launcher, but really it’s just an experiment.
The US Army is conducting a test to investigate whether it is feasible to design and 3D print highly specific drone designs for specific missions.
A semi-mysterious entity has made some investments into 3D printing startups on behalf of the US intelligence community.
According to a post on KyivPost, a robotics lab has been 3D printing drones. For the war in Ukraine.
The July/August 2014 issue of Army Technology’s focus is 3D printing. We took a look through the issue to see what they’re up to.
3D Systems has announced its role in the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Logistics Wargame VIII (ExLog).
Motherboard reports the US army has been investigating use of 3D printing to optimize warhead design.
Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.
3D Systems Corporation announced that its Paramount advanced manufacturing team has received a $2.95M award to transition specially engineered materials and the company’s Selective Laser Sintering technology to the production of various components in the F-35 and other weapons systems to improve affordability and sustainability. The two-year project will reduce cost within the manufacturing process… Continue reading 3D Systems Receives U.S. Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund Award
In Afghanistan the US Army has deployed the first of several USD$2.8M mobile prototyping labs. These container-sized labs house 3D printers and CNC machines capable of rapidly producing spare or replacement parts that would otherwise take months to order and be delivered using conventional approaches. The Army has a special unit known as the… Continue reading Battlefield 3D Printing