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AFRL Inks $75M Additive Manufacturing R&D Agreement With America Makes

The Air Force Research Laboratory and America Makes: National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute have signed a potential five-year, $75 million agreement to develop technology platforms based on three-dimensional printing techniques. America Makes said June 8 it will design 3D printing-based technologies that have potential sustainment applications for the U.S. Air …

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Lockheed-Built Missiles With 3D-Printed Components Complete Navy Test Flights

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 22, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has used 3D-printed connector backshells on its Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missiles to help drive an efficient manufacturing process, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday Trident II missiles with the 3D-printed components completed a U.S. Navy test flight as part of the Trident …

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Lockheed Seeks Reduced Satellite Dev’t Time, Costs With 3D Printing; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 18, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has incorporated 3D printing technology as part of the company’s efforts to decrease satellite development time by 40 percent and reduce total spending, ExecutiveBiz reported March 8. “Ultimately [the government] is going to go to a new architecture, so by …

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Northrop, Oceaneering, Made in Space to Build On-Orbit 3D Printer With Robotic Arm

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 25, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) currently works with Oceaneering Space Systems and Made in Space to build a 3D printer with a robotic arm that will work to manufacture space systems on orbit, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday Northrop will provide software, systems engineering, …

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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Eyes 3D Printing of Satellite Components

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 8, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun using additive manufacturing technologies to help address cost and cycle times in its system research and development, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, indicated in an AI.com published last week …

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Steve Bouley: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Rocket Engine Applications for AF Payloads

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract to develop large-scale liquid rocket engine applications for space launch services of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The company and its partners will work to design and build the liquid rocket engines by using laser melting machines to convert the engines from traditional manufacturing …

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