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Additive manufacturing for Defence & Nuclear

From prototype concept through to design and manufacture, defence & nuclear industry applications are part of the nascent industries that adopt additive manufacturing technologies. This segment reports on these applications and sheds light on defence and nuclear organizations’ approach of AM technologies.

Additive Manufacturing Solutions to explore the technical feasibility of recovering critical materials from surplus defense assets

Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (AMS), a UK-based startup providing material and process validation services, is collaborating with the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) to research the technical feasibility of...

NATO’s €1 billion fund could accelerate the use of 3D printing in defense startups

A €1 Billion Fund to propel deep tech advancements NATO, the collective security system, announced last year the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF) that aims to operate like a classic VC and will make direct investments...

U.S. Marines and Navy Collaborate on Tactical Fabrication (TACFAB) Additive Manufacturing kits

Carderock (US Navy) is once again partnering with the USMC (US Marines), are working on a Tactical Fabrication (TACFAB) Additive Manufacturing kit. This collaboration follows a previous work of Carderock to provide U.S. Marine...

Sintavia to Develop Additive Manufacturing Facility in support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

Sintavia, LLC, a designer and additive manufacturer of complex mechanical systems and components for the Aerospace & Defense industry, announced today that it had been awarded a contract from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (“BPMI”)...

35 years of AMUG: the how and the why of a volunteering commitment that pushes the AM industry forward

The 2023 edition of AMUG will be held at Hilton Chicago, from March 19 – 23, 2023. If you’re a Communication & Marketing Manager new to this industry and trying to set out your events...

ČEZ and Škoda JS produce 4159 3D printed parts to address supply chain issues, plan to expand the use of 3D printing for nuclear parts

Energy company ČEZ (which is also the sole owner of Škoda JS) and nuclear energy company Škoda JS recently reported that, to address supply chain disruptions and enhance energy independence, they relied on AM...

Understanding the wave of lay-offs in the AM industry and where the current demand for talent lies

With the development of smart devices, 3D printing, robotics, AI, 5G, quantum computing and the Internet of Things, day-to-day work in manufacturing is continually evolving. That means the demand for physical labor is decreasing,...

EVENT: Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Defence, & Space

The aerospace industry is continuously evolving, and the introduction of additive manufacturing (AM) has revolutionised the industry. AM is rapidly revolutionising the aerospace, defence, and space sectors, and is transforming how products are designed,...

British Army tackles obsolescence with their first metal 3D printed parts

As part of a global advanced manufacturing investment programme that aims to place 3D printed parts anywhere in the world as and when the point of need arises, defence company Babcock International Group delivered...

New 3D Printed Nuclear Component is in Operation. Installed by Framatome at Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant

Designer and supplier of nuclear equipment Framatome first appeared on our radar two years ago. It had just 3D printed uranium-molybdenum and uranium-silicon objects. Fast forward to today: the company announces the successful installation...