Keyword: Rapid prototyping

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
During the additive manufacturing process, microscopic holes that are invisible to the naked eye are formed within the body of the part.
Articles: Materials
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
Articles: Test & Measurement
By focusing just on the AM build process, a fundamental part of the production process chain is often overlooked: post-processing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Rapid prototyping (RP) is the term most commonly used to describe additive manufacturing technologies. An additive manufacturing technology is any manufacturing process that fabricates a part...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive manufacturing was invented more than 30 years ago and, from small beginnings in prototyping, has developed and grown into a $6 billion industry. While additive...

Articles: Aerospace

The Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate has a program known as PRIntable Materials with...

Application Briefs: Defense
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
Valencia, CA
1-888-311-1017
www.stratasysdirect.com

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., was recently chosen by Airbus to produce 3D printed...

Articles: Aerospace

As aerospace and defense manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized—from the earliest design stages to the factory floor and beyond—data accuracy is fundamental to...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Interest in 3D printing is remaking the manufacturing landscape. Consulting firm IDC says global spending on 3D printers, both desktop and industrial, hit about $11 billion in 2015...

Articles: Aerospace

The use of Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) has increased each year. Current anti-VBIED technology is not only expensive, but requires months or years...

Application Briefs: Defense
Collier Research Corporation
Newport News, VA
757-825-0000
http://hypersizer.com

When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership...

Technology Update: Defense

Whether it’s through 3D printing jet engine fuel nozzles by the thousands or validating metal rocket injectors for space flight, aerospace has consistently proven itself to be on the cutting edge of the...

Technology Update: Defense

Metal laser melting has made a successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology, and the method is increasingly...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Aerospace and defense platforms are often regarded as the earliest adopters of new materials and processes technologies. Materials test programs provide validations of...

Articles: Aerospace

The business jet market has a resilience all its own. While defense spending has sharply declined, the commercial sector is over-flowing with multi-thousand order backlogs. But if business jet orders can tail off...

Articles: Aerospace

Radar is used to detect and/or track target objects and their attributes, such as range, speed, and other information obtained through signals at RF and microwave frequencies. The...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Design and Fabrication of a Radio Frequency Grin Lens Using 3D Printing

Engineered electromagnetic materials and meta-materials have been researched to explore devices that enable access to electromagnetic properties that are not available in nature. This new class of devices can not only open the door to new functionality, but also be...

Application Briefs: Defense
Raytheon
Fullerton, CA
714-446-2315
www.raytheon.com Solid Concepts Inc.
Valencia, CA
661-295-4400
www.solidconcepts.com

Raytheon is addressing the...

Articles: Aerospace

L-3 Communications Linkabit (Melbourne, FL) develops defense communications and electronic warfare systems to protect soldiers and save lives on the battlefield. A division of...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Much work has been accomplished since the discovery that particles in a dielectric fluid experience forces when placed in an electric field, including mathematical...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

So far, defense companies have done a credible job fielding Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), or other water-borne robots to address critical...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Many recent blockbuster films and best-selling books depict the robotic apocalypse and have shed a negative light on military robotics. However, not all unmanned system development is aimed...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Software-defined radios (SDRs) are being developed to provide positioning and communication (POSCOMM) services inside buildings and tunnels, under tree canopies, and in other...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A continuing effort to devise relatively inexpensive means of manufacturing titanium-alloy parts has been focused on a free-form fabrication approach. As used here, “free-form...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Technicians machine traditional metal wind tunnel models in a process that can span months. Although these models are highly precise, the meticulously slow...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

AFRL's Radiation and Scattering Compact Antenna Laboratory (RASCAL) enables researchers to develop and evaluate advanced aperture technologies that support electronic warfare, radar, communication, and navigation—...