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SmarTech Issues First Ever Report on UAV Additive Manufacturing, Market to Top $2.3 Billion by 2027

SmarTech Publishing, the leading industry analyst firm in the 3DP/ additive manufacturing market has issued a new report titled, “Additive Manufacturing for the Drone/UAV Industry”.  In this report the firm projects that the yearly value of UAV additive manufacturing for parts will reach $1.9 billion, driving over $400 million in yearly sales …

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GKN and SAAB Ramp Up Production of In-Flight 3D Printed Components

GKN Aerospace and Saab are celebrating one year of collaboration in additive manufacturing. The partnership between GKN and Saab has already resulted in the delivery and certification of AM components now flying on Saab aircraft. The partnership with Saab has focused on metallic powder bed technology, delivered from GKN’s center …

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United Technologies to Build $75 Million Additive Manufacturing Facility

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the global innovation arm of United Technologies Corp, today unveiled its new and expanded $60 million state-of-the-art “innovation hub” on its East Hartford campus. This research and development facility will enhance global innovation at UTC and its businesses as they create the future. The company …

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PassPort Systems to Sell $1 Billion in SmartScan 3D Equipment to Vietnam

Passport Systems today announced a major step forward in international cargo security, as the company signed a Letter of Intent with 216 Company JSC for the sale of 18 SmartScan 3D scanners to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. The SmartScan 3D scanners include the world’s most advanced automated cargo …

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Dutch Navy Using Artec 3D Scanning for Naval Ship Repairs

Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine is a Dutch company responsible for the maintenance of all naval vessels and submarines of the Dutch Royal Navy, as well as M-class frigates of the Belgian Navy. The company also creates new parts for those ships and makes modifications of everything from the hull to weapon …

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Canada Installs First AM Center for Marine and Defense Industries

The new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is the first of its kind in Canada to combine research, commercialization and workforce development and training. This initiative is the result of a partnership forged with the University of New Brunswick, Custom Fabricators …

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European Defense Agency Deploys 3D Printing at Permanent Tactical Airlift Center in Zaragoza

On June 8 the new European Tactical Airlift Centre (ETAC) will be officially opened by Head of the European Defense Agency (EDA), High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and Minister of Defence of Spain Dolores de Cospedal. ETAC represents one of the largest transfers of a …

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How 3D Printing in Afghanistan Inspired a Virginia Startup


An entrepreneur who used 3D printers in Afghanistan to create solutions for soldiers in combat took his battlefield experience and started a company that now trains Marines. Brad Halsey, founder and CEO of Building Momentum, a Virginia-based firm that provides consulting and training for Marines, says his company trains Marines …

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EDA Identifying Impact of Additive Manufacturing Technologies in Defence

Whilst AM technologies are being developed in the civil sector, there is still significant potential for additive manufacturing technologies to enhance defence capabilities. Among them, the most likely are mobility, sustainability, effect and protection through e.g. field repair & maintenance, reduced logistic burden and improved sustainability in war fighting and peacekeeping missions. …

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