Defense

  • Impossible Objects' CBAM-2 3D printer installed at Weber State University - to advance research on composite materials.

    Impossible Objects’ CBAM-2 installed at Weber State University

    Weber State University is using 3D printing to advance its research on composite materials that support northern Utah’s aerospace and defense ecosystem. The university’s Miller Advanced Research and Solutions Center recently upgraded and installed the Impossible Objects’ Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing system, or CBAM-2. The machine prints composite materials that can…

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  • Northrop Grumman is looking to SCRAM for hypersonic supremacy

    SCRAM is the keyword in Northrop Grumman’s quest toward hypersonic superiority. As nations around the world race for hypersonic supremacy, for hypersonic missiles (in what is still a relatively mild arms race) as well as for any future hypersonic vehicle, Northrop Grumman is perfecting SCRAM C/C, Northrop Grumman is looking…

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  • BEAMIT signs deal with Leonardo Aircraft for AM part production

    Partly funded and owned by steel giant Sandvick, BEAMIT – especially after the acquisition of 3T’s metal AM business in the UK –  is the largest metal AM service provider in the world according to the Metal AM market report published by 3dpbm in 2021. A new deal with Leonardo…

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  • Babcock manufactures first 3D printed metal parts for British Army, to tackle the growing challenges of technical and commercial obsolescence

    Babcock manufactures first 3D printed metal parts for British Army

    International defense company, Babcock, has manufactured and fitted what are believed to be the first 3D printed metal parts to be used across the British Army’s active armored fleets. The steel components were created specifically to tackle the growing challenges of technical and commercial obsolescence, and were fitted onto in-service fleets,…

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  • L3Harris to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne

    L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) and Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD) signed a definitive agreement for L3Harris to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $58 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at $4.7 billion, inclusive of net debt. Lockheed Martin has entered an agreement to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in 2020 but…

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  • Team Tempest to 3D print up to 30% of 6th-gen jet fighter

    The UK industry is set to play a key role in the new Global Combat Air Programme, delivering the next phase of the Tempest combat air fighter jet development, the first 6th gen jet fighter, scheduled to be operational by the 2030s. The UK’s sovereign industry partners, under Team Tempest,…

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  • Fortify receives investment from Lockheed Martin Ventures

    Fortify, a full-stack materials science and digital manufacturing company, announced today that it has received a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin Ventures, the venture capital arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT). The funds will be used for the process and material development of additive manufacturing of RF (radio frequency)…

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  • Lockheed Martin and Sintavia team up to advance metal AM

    Lockheed Martin Corporation, (NYSE: LMT), and Sintavia, LLC, have entered into a collaboration to expand research of metal additive manufacturing (AM) opportunities as an alternative to castings and forgings. AM, also known as 3D printing, has the capability to improve efficiencies in existing castings and forgings supply chains and provide…

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  • How AM helps Northrop Grumman build the new B-21 Raider

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Air Force unveiled the B-21 Raider to the world. A marvel of advanced digital manufacturing technologies across the entire spectrum, the B-21 joins the nuclear triad as a visible and flexible deterrent designed for the U.S. Air Force to meet its most…

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  • China uses 3D printing technology to develop new warplane, and has also implemented it in other major aircraft manufacturing factories.

    China uses 3D printing technology to develop new warplane

    According to Global Times, China’s aviation industry has started applying world-leading 3D printing technologies on new-generation warplanes – with 3D printed parts widely used on a newly developed aircraft that made its maiden flight recently, according to a leading developer. “We are applying 3D printing technologies on aircraft on a…

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