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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

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…

COVID-19 Health Care Needs and AM Capabilities Repository

Quickly Deploying Our Nation’s Additive Manufacturing Resources to Address the National Health Crisis America Makes has partnered with its member, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and the National Institutes of…

Highest-Throughput 3-D Printer Is the Future of Manufacturing

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new, futuristic 3-D printer that is so big and so fast it can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours. Called…

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…