3D printing has taken to the skies again! British Royal Air Force fighter jets have flown with 3D printed parts for the first time. The parts were created by defense company BAE systems, at a Royal…
UAVs are becoming more present in commercial settings and 3D printers are getting them in the air.
If a flying surveillance drone is to fool humans, it’s a good sign that it fools real birds.
The Army prints replacement parts in the field and the Air Force is printing F-35 components, but our Naval fleets may be the next branch of the military to adopt 3D printing methods.
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Author Chris Anderson stays on the bleeding edge of open-source technology automation with DIY drones.
The U.S. Air Force awarded $2.95 million to 3D Systems to retool their Paramount team’s Selective Laser Sintering technology for the production of F-35 components and other weapon systems.
3D printing has appeared in the most unexpected places: like on the ground in Afghanistan in support of the war effort, with the “Expeditionary Lab – Mobile.”
Slated to be the home of the first National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), Youngstown, Ohio may have a bright, productive 3D printing future.
The Pentagon will contribute $60 million to an institute to research and develop 3D printing, in hopes that the technology can be used for the military.