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Royal Navy Imagines the Future of 3D Printed Biomimicry On-demand Submarines

The recent ORNL 3D printed submarine showed that large scale composite 3D printing is ready to be implemented in the production of marine and submarine vehicles. The Royal Navy has started to look even further by unveiling a series of futuristic submarine concepts which mimic real marine life forms and …

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US Army Engineers 3D Print 512 Square-foot Concrete B-Hut Structure for ACES Program

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, has successfully three-dimensionally printed a 512 square-foot concrete structure. The structure, called a barracks hut or B-Hut, was printed as a result of a three year Army Program called ACES, “Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures.” It uses an additive manufacturing process to …

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Study Shows 3D Printed Weapons Face Similar Issues As Any AM Segment

Whenever an article or a study is published which focuses on 3D printed weapons a sort of schizophrenic mass hysteria emerges from both sides of the battlefield. The generalist media and public panic over the idea of anyone turning terrorist and 3D printing a gun in his own home; 3D …

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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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