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US Marines, Engineers conduct a first-of-its-kind 3D printing exercise

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US Marines from Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) and 7th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) along with engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

US Army’s new 3-D printed shape-shifting soft robots crawl, jump, grab

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New 3-D printed robotic structures can squeeze in tight spaces like a crack in the wall of a cave, jump over trip...

Controlling additive manufacturing and intangible transfers of technology

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) researchers Kolja Brockmann and Robert Kelley published a research paper last month, about the challenges brought...

Additive manufacturing and ceramics composites

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At least two technologies will prove critical in tomorrow's aerospace industry. The first is ceramic-matrix composites technology (CMC or "ceramics"), which feature...

Thales opens metal 3D printing facility in Morocco

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Thales has inaugurated a new facility in Casablanca, Morocco, specialising in metal additive manufacturing, also known as metal 3D printing. The new industrial...

Printed titanium parts expected to save millions in Boeing Dreamliner costs

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Boeing Co hired Norsk Titanium AS to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787 Dreamliner, a shift that the Norwegian...

US Army test fires 3D printed grenade, grenade launcher

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Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centre (ARDEC) have successfully fired the first grenade created with a 3D...

Three key trends hitting the defence industry in 2017

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A new wave of technologies and an increase in cyber-based attacks are forcing the defence industry to adapt. While defence budgets are...

3D printing – don’t believe all the hype

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Last month, Morgan Stanley released its Blue Paper concerning 3D printing and its industrial applications. Contrary to the enthusiasm of many fans...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...