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…

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.…

Generative design’s windfall via AI

Humans are great. But humans aren’t terrifically suited to exploring every conceivable option in a matter of seconds when it comes to problem-solving. We are bound by our knowledge, experiences, energy, and time. AI, on the other hand, is only…

AMO 2020 demonstrates the future of manufacturing for the military

Keeping the warfighter supplied with equipment, resources, and even parts for repairing weapons and vehicles are all key to successful missions. If a supply line is compromised, the mission is at risk. Keeping everything our troops need on-the-ready through advanced…

The U.S. Air Force’s inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics provides an ecosystem of partnership

Often inspiration comes from unexpected sources. The U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) sought to tap into the inspiration and innovation of public sector partners with its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO). The resulting event offered a picture of…

Additive manufacturing – redefining what’s possible for the government

The U.S. military and government agencies are constantly looking for public sector best practices and exciting new technologies that they can implement to help increase efficiency, improve operations, and cut costs for the taxpayer. And few technologies are more capable…

How advanced manufacturing is revolutionizing the way the military makes

One of the most exciting technological advancements in today’s military isn’t a mobile device, or an application, or even an immersive AR application that delivers real-time intelligence to warfighters on a heads-up display. It’s a simple aluminum bracket. That may…

Groundbreaking INNOVATION: Additive Manufacturing for Government Agencies

The advanced manufacturing market is expected to grow by $50 billion by 2025. And you can be sure that government and military organizations will be among the groups that are adopting these new manufacturing technologies and driving that growth. Advanced…

Generative design and injection molding – making complex plastic parts possible

Exploration deals with big, early decisions. Are you going to use traditional injection molding, gas-assist, or microcellular techniques? Are you going to use traditional cooling, conformal cooling, or high conductivity inserts? Are you going to try a new material? That…

Virginia Tech on training the DoD’s next gen digital design and manufacturing workforce

Earlier this year it was announced that the Department of Defense awarded Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology $3.8 million in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Office of Naval Research’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Program.…