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…

How Additive Manufacturing Can Revolutionize Making Things for the Military

Generative design and additive manufacturing (AM), also commonly known as “3D printing,” have the capability to revolutionize how the military creates new parts for its equipment and new products for the warfighter. Additive manufacturing is widely seen as a technology…

Five Challenges Facing the Manufacturing Industry and How Digitization can Help

Anyone that has tried to purchase an automobile or electronic device in the past year will tell you that there are clear challenges facing our manufacturing and transportation/shipping industries. Supply chains have been strained as a result of the COVID…

Boeing Defense on the role advanced manufacturing is playing in the production of its WGS-11+ satellite

One of the most critical resources that almost every modern, warfighting capability relies on is connectivity. In austere terrains or off-grid environments where traditional, terrestrial networks do not exist, satellite connectivity has emerged as the primary solution that the U.S.…

3 ways additive manufacturing and digital twins are transforming Air Force and Space Force supply chains

At the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, finding innovative and modernized processes to design, manufacture, and maintain their critical assets and weapons systems is a top priority. In fact, the mantra, “Accelerate change, or lose,” has become an unofficial…

Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Making Things in the Marine Corps

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Capt. Matthew Audette, a project officer at the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell (AMOC), which the organization within the Marine Corps working to identify ways…

Increasing Readiness in the Marine Corps with Advanced Manufacturing

When military members and warfighters need a vehicle or tool to accomplish their mission, broken or malfunctioning parts are an unacceptable nuisance that stands in the way of mission success and completed objectives. When the mission requires something, warfighters and…

Safer, Faster, Cheaper – the Importance of the Jointless Hull Program

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we featured an interview with Aaron LaLonde, PhD, a Additive Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert at the United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVCS), about a recently-announced project…

The Jointless Hull Project looks to make “giant” strides with additive manufacturing

In April of this year, it was announced that the U.S. Army would be working with ASTRO America and other industry partners on a truly revolutionary advanced manufacturing program – the Jointless Hull Project. This program involves the development of…

Biden’s American Jobs Plan Makes Digital Design Solutions Essential

From roads and bridges to electricity and water treatment, Americans rely on their federal, state, and local governments for the construction and maintenance of critical infrastructure. The free movement of people, products, and goods are necessary for modern life, and…