Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi believe there is a key role for 3D printing in the Ukraine conflict.
Carver Pump partners with IperionX to produce AM parts for the US Navy
The US currently has no domestic capacity to traditionally manufacture the large titanium pump castings, and is therefore turning to AM as the solution.
How Hybrid CNC Metal 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Marine Operations
Marine use of 3D print technology should be booming, but it isn’t, at least not yet.
Aidro’s Digital Lab Supplies 3D Printed Parts to Leonardo Helicopters
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi see much 3D printing from a new US military contract.
SmartZavod Takes on a Lifesaving Mission in the Midst of War
A 3D print entrepreneur faces huge challenges in Ukraine, and has launched an important initiative.
2022: A Look At The Top 10 3D Printing Developments
Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate countdown their top ten 3D print developments for 2022.
3D Printing Technology Aids General Dynamics In Ukraine Arms Deal
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the opportunities opening for additive manufacturing as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.
MELD’s Hybrid Metal 3D Printer
MELD announced a new hybrid device to produce large metal parts.
Essentium’s Laser Focus on Quality
I had a chat with Essentium’s CEO, Blake Teipel the other week and learned about their increased focus on quality.
SPEE3D Announces “XSPEE3D”
SPEE3D announced a new mobile metal additive manufacturing platform, XSPEE3D.
Gulf Coast Military Shipbuilding and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing use can be increased by shipyards constructing and refurbishing vessels.
What Is MatterHackers Doing With the US Navy?
MatterHackers announced a highly unusual arrangement with the US Navy.
HIMARS and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing has been used to assist in field deployments of the now-famous HIMARS system.
U.S. Defense Spending for Ukraine and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the recent increase in U.S. military production and how 3D printing takes a strong role.
3D Printing in the Military
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace review the findings of a recent panel discussion on use of AM technology in the US military.
SPEE3D Looking At Marine 3D Print Applications
I spoke with SPEE3D’s CEO Byron Kennedy to learn more about the company’s intentions.
Drone Wars and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Harry Foxman consider potential use of 3D print technology for military drone manufacturing.
Large UK Defense Budget and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding looks at recent defense spending changes in the UK and how that may affect use of 3D printing.
Ukraine Army 3D Prints Adhoc Battlefield Weapons
It seems that the Ukraine army is using commonly available tools to create highly effective weapons, including 3D printing.
Sweden: Defense Budget Increases and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley look at potential military use of 3D printing in Sweden.
Denmark: Defense Budget Increases and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley look at Denmark’s increased use of 3D printing in the military sector.
Finland: Fortifying and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Lara Tomiko look at how Finland has organized to significantly grow their 3D printing activity.
Norway: 3D Printing for Defense, Shipping, Oil and Gas
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in 3D printing in Norway.
Poland: Over 2.5 Million Refugees and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Lara Tomiko look at the need for Poland to unleash some of its 3D printing capacity due to recent events.
Germany: Defense Industry Revival and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley examine the recent change in defense strategy in Germany.
Backing Up Ukraine With Polycam
Polycam launched a key 3D service for Ukraine.
The U.S. Army and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology has affected military supply chains.
University of Maine 3D Prints Two Mammoth Landing Craft Vessels
The University of Maine’s Composites Center designed and 3D printed what appears to be the largest ships ever produced with the technology.
Can The Military Really Use 3D Printing?
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.
Australia’s Blackhawk Helicopter Purchase and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how the U.S. military is using digital twins for helicopter development.
US Navy Contract Boosts MatterHackers, Ultimaker
The US Navy awarded a huge contract for 3D printing equipment to MattHackers and Ultimaker.
Stratasys Opens Doors with New ProtectAM System
Stratasys announced a new data security platform called ProtectAM.
The Stratasys Navy Deal Is Bigger Than It Appears
Stratasys announced a massive US$20M contract to deliver 3D printers to the US Navy.
What Is The Largest 3D Printed Structure In North America?
How large is the biggest 3D printed structure in North America?
New DoD Inspector General Report and 3D Printing Cyber Vulnerability
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.
US Navy All-In On Distributed Manufacturing?
An announcement from 3YOURMIND suggests the US Navy has a very comprehensive plan for a 3D printed future.
General Dynamics, Patriotism And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider patriotic implications of 3D printing in defense applications.
US Army To Build World’s Largest Metal 3D Printer
The US army has awarded a contract to a group to construct what will likely be the largest metal 3D printer ever built.
Inkbit Makes First VCJ Sale
Inkbit announced a partnership with the United States Air Force.
Senvol Gets A Funding Boost
Senvol announced new investment coming from the US military.
ExOne Awarded $1.6 Million Department Of Defense Contract For Portable 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley take a look at ExOne’s major foray into bringing 3D printing where it needs to be.
Pentagon Robot Technology Leapfrogging
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the Pentagon’s leadership in robotics, and where 3D printing plays a role.
Combining Forces In 3D Printing: The US And UK Navies
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider two navies’ applications of additive manufacturing.
US Department of Defense Releases New Additive Manufacturing Strategy
The US Department of Defense has released a detailed strategy for their use of additive manufacturing technology in coming years.
Xerox Unveils ElemX 3D Printer Installation And Collaboration
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.
Air Force Issues National Call For 3D Scanner Technology
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley examine Air Force demand for reverse engineering using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
The $9.5 Billion Columbia Submarine Contract And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the increasing role of additive manufacturing in Navy submarines.
Million Dollar Air Force Contract Will Repair Parts With 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing company Optomec was awarded a $1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to repair engine turbine parts.
Five DOD-Approved Drone Suppliers & 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata take a look at where 3D printing may come into play alongside DOD-approved drones.
Conformal Antennas And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the use of 3D printing in producing conformal antennas.
New Method Of Measuring Metal 3D Printed Part Strength
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.
GE’s Additive Manufacturing Project for the U.S. Air Force Takes off
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.
3D Printing the Strongest Steel
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 Deployed To Australian Military
SPEE3D is placing their supersonic 3D printer in the Australian military to test its ability to 3D print metal parts in remote locations.
Electric Boat’s Largest New Attack Submarine Can Strike a Balance With 3D Printing
Charles Goulding looks at developments in the submarine construction industry where there may be a big opening for 3D printing.
UPS and Anduril Drive Drone Sales and 3D Printing Opportunities
Could the coming huge increase in drone demand cause more opportunities for 3D printing?
Ruggedized Bioprinter Proves Itself
Biofabrication gets a boost with a successful pilot program in an austere environment.
The Air Force’s Certified, 3D Printed Latrine Cover
Certifying parts for 3D printing remains a relatively new practice for the military, and nonstructural parts are first in focus.
Developing The “Largest, Fastest, Most Precise” Metal 3D Printer
3D Systems and the US Army have signed a $15 million contract to develop the “largest, fastest, most precise” metal 3D printer yet.
Is The TAZ 6 Bombproof?
We learned something very interesting about the LulzBot TAZ 6.
Shock Wave-Proof 3D Printed Design
The US Military has devised a unique method of 3D printing a surface resistant to shock waves.
AMNOW: New Program Supports 3D Printing in US Army Supply Chain
A new program is launching to further the integration of additive manufacturing in the supply chain for the US Army.
513 Years and a 3D Printer Later, the Swiss Guard Don New Helmets
Almost a year after introducing their new 3D printed helmets, the Swiss Guard are donning them for service.
3D Printed Holiday Cheer with IC3D and Toys for Tots
‘Tis the season to celebrate the best of 3D printing.
An Illustration of 3D Printing Progress Challenges from the US Navy
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.
Book of the Week: Operational Cybersecurity Risks
This week’s selection is “Operational Cybersecurity Risks and Their Effect on Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in the Naval Domain” by the US Government.
Another Industry Ripe for 3D Printing: Military
An amusing story on Military.com got me thinking about how industry uses – or doesn’t use 3D printing.
3D Printed Tourniquets: A Signal of Future 3D Print Use?
An incredible story with a 3D printing angle took place last week.
Upping The Boom on Hypersonics
The US Department of Defense has been using 3D printing in an unusual manner.
Why Do the Marine Corps Want to 3D Print Drones?
3D-printed drones are a point of fascination within the United States military.
The US Marine Corps’ X-FAB Mobile 3D Printshop
It was inevitable: the military has developed a kind of mobile 3D print workshop.
Could 3D Printing Change How Wars are Waged?
After yesterday’s story about how the US Navy has been literally 3D printing submarines, I had a thought about the future of war.
On Demand 3D Printed Vehicles?
The US Navy has 3D printed an entire submersible vehicle!
The US Army’s 3D Printed Grenade Launcher Raises Questions
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.
US Army Testing Mission-Specific Custom 3D Printed Drones
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.
Who is In-Q-Tel and Why are they Investing in 3D Printing?
A semi-mysterious entity has made some investments into 3D printing startups on behalf of the US intelligence community.
3D Printed Drones at War in Ukraine
According to a post on KyivPost, a robotics lab has been 3D printing drones. For the war in Ukraine.
Military Use of 3D Printing
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’ Digital Thread Enhances U.S. Marine Corps Combat and Logistic Units’ Toolkit
3D Systems has announced its role in the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Logistics Wargame VIII (ExLog).
US Army To 3D Print Warheads
Motherboard reports the US army has been investigating use of 3D printing to optimize warhead design.
US Army Investigating 3D Printers for Food Production
Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.
3D Systems Receives U.S. Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund Award
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
Battlefield 3D Printing
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