U.S. Navy’s 3D printed CICADA drone is ready to drop

Equipped with a 3D printed fuselage, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) CICADA drone is ready for a commercial partner to take the technology to the next level. Essentially a paper plane made from a circuit board, the CICADA is configurable to any end-use, and is keeping Navy hardware expe...

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Posted on Aug 7, 2017

Oak Ridge release details of the U.S. military’s first 3D-printed submarine

In a partnership with the Navy’s Disruptive Technology Lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has made the military’s first 3D printed submarine hull.  At 30 feet long, the hull is the Navy’s largest 3D printed asset. It has been made to demonstrate the ability to meet on dema...

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Posted on Jul 21, 2017

3D printers in the U.S. Navy fix critical system request from NAVAIR

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) Warfare Center Working Group (WCWG) of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has responded to a critical request for a life-saving part from … 3D Printing Industry admin...

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Posted on Jul 13, 2017

2018 U.S. Military budget includes support for 3D printing

The proposed U.S. military budget for 2018 includes support for an increased use of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Every year Washington must authorize appropriations … 3D Printing Industry admin...

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Posted on Jul 6, 2017

U.S. Marines launch Nibbler drone made on combat zone 3D printer

Within the next few weeks, the U.S. Marines are set to launch a 3D printed drone as part of their combat operations. Named “The Nibbler”, … 3D Printing Industry admin...

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Posted on Jun 16, 2017

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