Category Archives: U.S. Army Research Laboratory

U.S. Army lab explores materials at nano-level using 3D atom probe for future military body armor

Material scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, are analyzing metal and ceramic specimens at the atomic level using 3D imaging atom probe technology. This analysis aims to evaluate the effectiveness of materials used for body armor on future army soldiers. The work includes studying metal alloys that have […]

U.S Army lab converts water bottles into 3D printer materials

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, found in water bottles, yogurt containers, and other recyclable waste materials as 3D printing feedstock. With such reclaimed materials, service members can utilize 3D printers within frontline bases to speedily fabricate replacement parts for military vehicles, weapons, and equipment. This […]

3D printing news Sliced DNA, drag racing, AI and the Army

Today in our 3D printing news digest Sliced –  how to improve 3D printers with AI, additive manufacturing for F1 success, and the DNA printers potentially coming soon to lab near you. Time lapse of a new ceramic 3D printer from WASP. Clip via WASP Team on YouTube DNA printing and those all-important bile ducts… A new […]