More money saved, less time spent: How additive manufacturing is transforming military supply chains

Upkeep of weapons systems and platforms is one of the top priorities and responsibilities of today’s military supply chain providers. But one challenge that the military is facing, with both modern and legacy systems, is whether to repair or completely…

Digital Twins — protecting city infrastructures from climate change

American city architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) projects have always been notorious for their sluggish lifecycles. When architects, engineers, and contractors are all utilizing different software and technologies, integrating and streamlining digital AEC data between project stakeholders can be a…

Scratching the Surface: How Surface Engineering Fills in the Gaps that AM Leaves Behind

Prior to 3D printing’s arrival on the manufacturing scene, the US military supply chain was often met with lengthy and arduous timelines for critical asset production. This not only stalled the manufacture and repair of essential equipment within the military…

Additive manufacturing – the key to new materials necessary for NASA’s next missions

When it comes to exploring space, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface. Humans have walked on Earth’s moon and landed rovers on Mars. But there is still so much of our own solar system to explore and discover –…

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…

Affordable Housing and Military Construction Get a Boost from Space Technology

In our previous conversation with Jacobs’s Digital Delivery Director, Kurt Maldovan, we discussed how Jacobs is developing radical innovations in additive manufacturing that could make living on a whole different planet a reality.  But these technologies, which are so critical…

Jacobs Explains Why Additive Manufacturing is a “Gamechanger” in Outer Space and at Home

Space may be the final frontier, but when human exploration of other planets becomes a reality, we will need to find ways to build homes and shelters there, much like we do for ourselves here on Earth. Doing so, however,…

Get new design and manufacturing tips through Autodesk Virtual Academy

With the advent of innovative techniques like subtractive and additive manufacturing and other advances in 3D printing, there are a ton of new, awesome applications that government manufacturers or companies manufacturing things for the government can use to get at…

Can generative design and additive manufacturing power interplanetary travel?

Interplanetary travel is among the most talked about topics in the scientific and space communities. In fact, the Trump administration has tasked NASA with both going back to the Moon, and exploring deep space – including missions to Mars and…

NASA Interplanetary Lander – the most complicated structure ever created using generative design

One of the most exciting and innovative reveals at Autodesk’s annual user conference – Autodesk University – in November 2018, was the NASA concept interplanetary lander: “perhaps the most complicated structure ever created using generative design.” Developed by NASA’s Jet…