Category Archives: U.S. Marines

U.S Navy and Army recruit 3D printers for effective operations

U.S Navy and Army bring 3D printing technology on board to speed up operations. Over a 28 month period, the Navy’s USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier will be upgraded with conventional and 3D printed parts. Jeff Burchett, project superintendent of USS George HW Bush, said, “There are a lot of first-time jobs […]

3D printing applied to MRO of F/A-18 Hornet by U.S. Marines

At the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, southern Japan, 3D printing is now in use to keep F/A-18 Hornet multirole fighters airborne. MCAS Iwakuni engineers have devised two products that reduce the time it takes to repair the fighter jets, saving costs for the U.S. Department of Defense. The products help with the […]

3D printing in construction, architecture and the built-environment

The use of 3D printing for construction and architecture is a rapidly developing area. Additive manufacturing is used not only in the design stages of construction projects, but is also bringing remarkable full-scale structures to life.  This article highlights some of the possibilities that 3D printing brings to the built-environment. These include 3D printed houses, […]

3D printing in construction, architecture and the built-environment

The use of 3D printing for construction and architecture is a rapidly developing area. Additive manufacturing is used not only in the design stages of construction projects, but is also bringing remarkable full-scale structures to life.  This article highlights some of the possibilities that 3D printing brings to the built-environment. These include 3D printed houses, […]

The HENSOLDT AM Suite is a mobile, self-sufficient 3D printing cell

Headquartered in Taufkirchen, Bavaria, Hensoldt is a multinational defense, aerospace and electronics company. A spin-out from Airbus Group in 2016, Hensoldt now has approximately 4,000 employees and generates annual revenues in the region of €1 billion. Some of these funds are now invested in developing what the company describe as “a turnkey solution for 3D […]

U.S. Marine’s 3D printed drone is 200 times cheaper than production version

3D printed drone technology has been an emerging area over the past year, with military surveillance use seeing a particular boom. To add to the recent developments in drone delivery systems and swarming drones purpose built to be air dropped, U.S. Marine TOW gunner Cpl. Rhet McNeal has developed a hand-launched fixed wing drone, with […]