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Department of Defense COVID-19 Initiatives to Address the Shortage of Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respirators

DSIAC staff collected information and the proper contacts related to several DoD initiatives addressing the production of PPE, respirators, ventilators, and other medical equipment in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Information and the pertinent…

Gun Barrel Manufacturing

DSIAC staff performed open-source searches for manufacturers and/or foundries and mills that produce hammer-forged ingot barrel stock, barrel blanks, or barrels. Then open source searches were done on metallurgical technologies and/or manufacturing processes that improve barrel durability…

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…

Articles

3-D Printing for Ecological Sustainability in Marine Applications

In the recently published “Recycled Sustainable 3D Printing Materials for Marine Environments,” the authors—involved in the Bio-Shelters Project—venture into the realm of sustainability and recycling in 3-D printing, but they also heavily explore the ever-growing science of materials during a three-phase project made up of not only designers and architects but also experts in materials

AFRL Investigating Space Weather Effects on Satellite Materials

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather damage to polyimides, materials used extensively in spacecraft construction due to their high heat resistance. The researchers determined the previously unknown chemical and physical effects of electron bombardment in Earth”s

U.S. Army Develop Ultra-Strong 3-D Printed Steel Parts to Revolutionize Battlefield Logistics

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is using customized steel alloy powder to 3-D print high-strength spare parts for ground vehicles in a bid to “to revolutionize logistics.” “Additive manufacturing is going to have a huge impact on sustainment,” said Dr. Brandon McWilliams, a team lead in

Webinars

Cryomilled 17-4 Stainless Steel Powder as Feedstock for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) powders supplied by the manufacturer are gas atomized and supplied without post treatment. By including a pre-processing treatment prior to AM, the powder can be modified to improve the mechanical properties of…