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Overview of Additively Manufactured Explosive and Energetic Materials

DSIAC was asked for publications and information relating to the material properties of additively manufactured (AM) explosives and organizations involved in such research. A DSIAC subject matter expert searched through open sources and the DTIC…

Additively Manufacturing Continuous Carbon Fiber With Polymer Materials

A customer working on flight certification of 3D printed carbon-fiber reinforced polymer parts requested assistance in identifying companies that have the capability to 3D print thermoplastics integrated with continuous carbon fiber. DSIAC staff and our…

Ceramic Additive Manufacturing for Gas Turbine Engine Blades

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry requesting information on current research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts on ceramic additively manufactured (AM) gas engine turbine blades. DSIAC staff contacted subject matter…

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Army 3-D-Printed Holography Device Rapidly Detects, Characterizes Aerosols

ADELPHI, Md. — An Army researcher, along with university partners, developed a miniaturized holography instrument that is being used on unmanned aerial vehicles to safely and efficiently capture images for the detection and characterization of…

Simulations, High-Speed Videos Help Researchers See Crack Formation in 3-D-Printed Tungsten in Real Time

Boasting the highest melting and boiling points of all known elements, tungsten has become a popular choice for applications involving extreme temperatures, including lightbulb filaments, arc welding, radiation shielding, and, more recently, as plasma-facing material…

DoD Uses 3-D Printers to Ease COVID-19 Ventilator Shortage

Developers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are collaborating with civilian partners to manufacture low-cost, emergency ventilators using 3-D printers. The handheld gas ventilator, dubbed the Illinois RapidVent, is roughly the size of a…