How Generative Design is Revolutionizing Component Fabrication at NASA

The GovDesignHub recently had the opportunity to attend some of the sessions and panel discussions from last year’s Autodesk University (AU). This annual conference, held in mid-November in Las Vegas, Nevada, brings together innovators in architecture, engineering, construction, product design,…

U.S. Marine Corps Proves What’s Possible by 3D Printing in Flight

Imagine being on the battlefield and breaking a bone. Traditionally, you would have to wait for a helicopter to perform a medical evacuation, wait to be seen by a doctor, and wait for them to make you a cast. This…

U.S. Marines Make History by 3D Printing in the Air

The U.S. military views 3D printing and other forms of advanced manufacturing as a way to reimagine traditional manufacturing approaches that have historically been incredibly slow and costly. It also sees these revolutionary approaches to manufacturing as a way to…

How 3D Printing Can Assist the Warfighter in the Field—Craitor Explains

Military vehicles and weapons systems operate in harsh, austere environments that constantly punish parts and create the need for maintenance and repair. Unfortunately, a weapon system or military vehicle in need of repair is one that can’t benefit the warfighter…

How Auburn University’s NCAME is helping the FAA and Army solve additive manufacturing material variation challenges

Within the federal government and military supply chains, there has been a recent increase in the utilization and deployment of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques for critical systems, including material variation. This rise in federal AM adoption comes as no surprise,…

NSF-Backed HAMMER Center to Prepare Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies and Workforce

The U.S. is historically known for making grand things. This country built the Hoover Dam, constructed the Golden Gate Bridge, and even invented the mass-manufactured automobile. Our nation’s ability to manufacture quality products at incredible rates even helped turn the…

An Introduction to Product Lifecycle Management and Product Data Management

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) are two terms that you may not hear too often. Chances are you are already following these processes in some way or form but just are not calling them PLM or…

New US Center to Drive Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing

In June of this year, the Automation Alley, in collaboration with World Economic Forum (the Forum) launched the first thematic Center on Advanced Manufacturing in the United States to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Centres for the 4th…

Five Benefits of Product Data Management (PDM)

This article is part of a larger piece originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Product data management (PDM) is a strategy for product information management and process management–all in one place.…

Is the Military Ready to Embrace Additive Manufacturing?

In our last article on the GoveDesignHub (GDH), we sat down with Dr. Samantha McBirney, an engineer at the RAND Corporation, to discuss the benefits the Department of Defense (DoD) would receive from embracing additive manufacturing. Ultimately, we concluded that…