Lockheed Martin Advanced Materials Pave the Way for Manufacturing Innovation

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February 1, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: February 1 on

Make sure to check out the video, “Speaking of the Future: Advanced Manufacturing” to see what an additive manufacturing factory of the future might look like.

Aerospace manufacturers need to design for extreme environmental conditions – using ruggedized parts that can withstand the high temperatures of a jet engine or speeds in excess of 1,000 miles per hour.

In the quest for high-performance parts, scientists are formulating advanced materials that can not only endure these extreme conditions, but also contribute to platforms that are stronger, lighter and more affordable.

To meet the challenges of tomorrow, industry and government are partnering to accelerate the transition of these new materials into production. Off to a head start, Lockheed Martin’s APEX, or Advanced Polymers Engineered for the Extreme, is changing the complexion of manufacturing today.

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