Blue Origin Opens Its New Rocket Engine Facility in Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama, is now home to Blue Origin‘s brand new rocket engine production facility, the latest addition to Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park (CRP), the second-largest. View the entire article via our website.

University of Alabama Students 3D Print Simulators for Nursing Training

3D Printing Education Medical 3D Printing 3d printed medical models 3d printed surgical models 3D printed training device 3D printed training models 3D printed training simulators medical simulator University of Alabama HunstvilleA dilemma in medical training programs is how to train students to perform difficult medical procedures before they ever have to try them on a patient. No patient wants to be a training case, but. View the entire article via our website.

University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research Uses 3D Technology to Rebuild the Past

3D Printing 3D Scanners 3D Software 3d archeology models 3d printed archaeology 3d printed artifacts archaeology history jeremiah stager lay dam oar university of alabama university of alabama office of archaeological researchIt’s interesting to think about how much technology is used to look back in time, so to speak. I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s possible to see back millions of. View the entire article via our website.

University of Alabama Students Wrestle with How to Take Down Drones

3D Printing Aerospace 3D Printing Education Science & Technology 3d printed drone collaborative drones higher ed interdisciplinary keep out zone KOZ multidisciplinary NGC Northrop Northrop Grumman Corporation polydisciplinary security STEAM education student project UAH UAV university of alabama University of Alabama Hunstville Unmanned Air VehiclesThe primary concern that most people have with drones is how to get them up in the air and keep them there.

M.Lab21 in Full Swing at Alabama School

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M.Lab21 in Full Swing at Alabama School Monday, June 1, 2015 - 11:30 Brian Copes is an engineering teacher at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama. In 2014, Brian and his students went to the White House Maker Faire, where they were introduced to 3D Systems and learned about M.Lab21, a classroom kit for educators that includes 3D printers, software and a curriculum through which 3D printing and 3D modeling skills can be easily incorporated, productive, and fun.

GE Aviation 3D Prints 30,000th Metal 3D Printed Fuel Nozzle at Auburn, Alabama Plant

GE Aviation will always be known for its 3D printed fuel nozzles, which it began producing in 2015. The complex components became something of a symbol for how 3D printing can change manufacturing, View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing Aerospace 3D Printing 3D printed aircraft components 3d printed aircraft parts CFM fuel nozzles ge ge aviation GE LEAP Engine leap engine

Global Additive Manufacturing Experts Meet in Alabama, Focus on Standardization

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March 29, 2019 — Hundreds of the world’s top experts in additive manufacturing – also known as 3D printing – were hosted by Auburn University in Alabama (USA) this week to discuss research and standards needed for the growing number of industries that use the technology. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,

NASA’s Lunar Lander: Tuskegee Will Test AM Parts for the Dynetics Team

3D Printing Aerospace 3D Printing additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing aerospace Alabama Artemis program Blue Origin dynetics human landing systems (HLS) moon exploration nasa NASA Lunar Landing System space exploration spacex Tuskegee UniversityThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is calling it “the start of the Artemis generation of astronauts.” ” The Artemis program plans to take the first woman and next.

US Army Research Lab Scientists Creating Atomic-Level 3D Reconstructions of Specimens

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3D Printed Crystal Structures Made Easy by Research Team

3D Printing Science & Technology 3D printed crystallographic structures 3D printed crystals Crystallography Open Database figshare Jmol royal society of chemistry university of alabamaWhen I was in elementary school, I loved the science experiments I was assigned in class. One of my favorites was growing crystals. It was magical – all I had to do was mix a salt solution. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: December 10, 2019

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Researchers Crash a Drone to Prove a Point: Don't Underestimate 3D Printer Security Threats

Featured Stories 3D printed drone components 3D printed drone parts 3D printer hacking 3d printing security ben-gurion university of the negev cyberhacking cyberterrorism in 3D printing data security DJI drone hacking security breach Singapore University of Technology and Design university of south alabamaIs nothing safe anymore?

MELD Manufacturing Receives Grant for Research in Recycling Battlefield Scrap Metal to 3D Print Parts in Combat Theatre

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Space Station’s Extreme Temp Freezer Gets a 3D Printed Liner

3D Design 3D Printing 3D printed liner freezer international space station iss nasa Polar Polar extreme temperature storage unit Stratasys Direct University of Alabama Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering The International Space Station made 3D printing news late last year when it got its own 3D printer. Now it’s back in the news as it will soon make room for Polar, a new... View the entire article via our website.

AMUG Announces the Recipients of 2017 Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship and Randy Stevens Scholarship

3D Printing Education 3DSIM additive manufacturing additive manufacturing education Additive Manufacturing Users Group AMUG AMUG 2017 AMUG Conference Georgia Southern University NSF scholarship scholarships university of alabamaThe last time we wrote about an Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) win, we were talking about a 3D printed 3/4 scale replica of Van Gogh’s Starry Night taking first place at the 2016. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing Helps Create Patch that Reduces Heart Failure

3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed cardiac patch 3d printed scaffold 3d printed scaffolds cardiomyocytes Circulation Research endothelial cells heart heart attack heart failure modulated raster scanning stem cells tissue scaffold tissue-engineered scaffold UAB University of Alabama Birmingham University of MinnesotaHeart failure affects approximately 6 million adults in the United States and is a contributing cause in one of every nine deaths.

Get Some 3D You Time for Mother’s Day—It’ll Be Like They Never Left!

3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed gifts 3D printed lifesize replica 3D Printed Mother's Day gifts 3d printed novelties 3d printed replica 3D You Alabama Groupon SwigroSome of us remember life ‘before kids.’ ’ It was full of me time without begging anyone for a pardon or paying a babysitter gargantuan sums just so you could leave for an hour with everyone. View the entire article via our website.

GE Completes Proposal Submission for U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program

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For Northern Alabama: By successfully completing the ITEP PDR, GE Aviation proved the benefit of incorporating advanced hot section materials such as Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) in the T901 engine. For Southern Alabama: By successfully completing the ITEP PDR, GE Aviation proved the benefits of incorporating advanced manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing in the T901 engine.

How To Coordinate COVID-19 Parts Production


Huntsville, Alabama, has a sophisticated system for producing and distributing 3D printed medical parts [Source: YouTube]. Read the whole entry. » » community

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Scholarship Recipients

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Claire Belson, a chemical engineering student at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Bourdeau Scholarship Randy Stevens Scholarship Rebecca Rutishauser Renee Bourdeau Steve Deak University of AlabamaClaire Belson and Dr. Haijun Gong to join members at the annual conference. MILWAUKEE, WIS., 8, 2017 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group ( AMUG ) today announced the recipients of its scholarships.

Weld3D is developing arc welder DIY metal 3d printers

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Weld3D is new company based in Huntsville, Alabama. Here is a new DIY metal 3d printer based on welding process from Weld3D. It is still under development and it is combination of CNC and arc welder. We will probably hear more from them in the future.

What’s In the Box? NASA Unboxes the First Objects 3D Printed in Space

What’s in the box?” – Brad Pitt as David Mills from the movie Se7en (1995) When the engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, unbox cargo returning... View the entire article via our website. “What’s in the box?

DfAM in Germany

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Our first two were for NASA Marshal Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is not easy. That’s why we have been offering DfAM courses since 2015. We have since conducted courses in other parts of the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Canada, and South Africa. Our most recent course was held with Protolabs 2.5 weeks ago near Raleigh, North Carolina. It could not have gone much better.


Wohlers Talk

Our first two were for NASA Marshal Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is not easy. That’s why we have been offering DfAM courses since 2015. We have since conducted courses in other locations in the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Canada, and South Africa. Our most recent course was held with Protolabs 2.5 weeks ago near Raleigh, North Carolina.

Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in Space

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When NASA challenged high school students to help them create a 3D printed tool that would be used aboard the International Space Station, Enterprise, Alabama student, Robert Hillan, never expected that his tool would win the contest. The Marshall Center is located just a few miles from where Hillan is a sophomore engineering student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Laser Institute’s LAM Workshop Explores State of the Art in Additive Manufacturing

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Attesting to LAM’s importance to the industry, companies such as Alabama Laser, IPG Photonics, American Laser Cladding, LaserLine, Optomec, and Trumpf, to name but a few, are sponsors. Lasers are an integral part of many 3D Printing processes, making it a natural fit that the Laser Institute of America [LIA] annually produces the Laser Additive Manufacturing [LAM] Workshop.

AM in Aerospace

Wohlers Talk

Meanwhile, GE Aviation is working toward the production of tens of thousands of metal parts annually for jet engines with the construction of a $50 million manufacturing facility in Auburn, Alabama. The world of additive manufacturing is experiencing an interesting time in the aerospace industry. The technology holds tremendous promise for the production of both polymer and metal parts.

NASA’s 3D Printing Is Fast-Tracking The Manned Mars Mission

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Elizabeth Robertson, propulsion engineer the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, tells me that the megathrust engine, and similar 3D printed metal projects, can now be completed significantly more cheaply and quickly. Elizabeth Robertson, propulsion engineer the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama (credit: NASA). Mars, the next target for NASA’s manned missions, as work begins for humans to explore further and further into space.

NASA tests 3D-printed turbopump

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Successfully built and tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the turbopump is described as “one of the most complex, 3D-printed rocket engine parts ever made.” Engineers prepare a 3-D printed turbopump for a test at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This rocket engine fuel pump has hundreds of parts including a turbine that spins at over 90,000 rpm.

GE Aviation to Build Unique Materials Factories

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–( BUSINESS WIRE )– GE Aviation is creating adjacent factories in Huntsville, Alabama, to mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) for jet engines and land-based gas turbines. Bentley and members of the Alabama delegation at the Alabama State Capital in Montgomery to make the announcement. The Alabama plants: From ceramic fiber to ceramic tape to CMC components.

Auburn’s Overfelt Named Director of Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing, Awarded $1.5M Grant

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“This reaffirms our college’s commitment to advancing research in manufacturing, which is vital to the state of Alabama and the nation.” As the center’s new director, Overfelt sees an opportunity to make Alabama a leader in additive manufacturing and spur workforce development by immersing students in this new technology. “Alabama has more installed additive manufacturing capacity than any other state and most countries,” Overfelt said.

American Wind May Have Changed the Future of Electric Cars

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It all began with an Alabama tornado in 2011. American Wind May Have Changed the Future of Electric Cars Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:40 Electric cars have a lot to offer in terms of reduced gas spending and environmental impact, but the negative tradeoff has been the need to pull over to recharge rather than refill. But what if that changed? Robert Yost thinks it can. Robert Yost is the founder of energy company American Wind , and inventor of the MicroCube wind turbine.

State College, PA’s Make Space Brings 3D Printing to Campus and Community

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The team plays in NCAA Division I as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and it is ranked #8 in overall wins, just one game behind Alabama and Oklahoma. If you follow college football at all, then you know about Penn State University’s (PSU) team — the Nittany Lions. While you may love football, what does it have to do with 3D printing?

3D Honor Roll: 3D Printing Revs Up with M.Lab21

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You may remember Brian Copes from our introductory blog about his M.Lab21 classroom in Alabama. 3D Honor Roll: 3D Printing Revs Up with M.Lab21 Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:46. Now we’re looping back for our second installment of how he’s using 3D modeling, 3D scanning and 3D printing to advance his curriculum and the learning outcomes of his students.

3D Printed in Space: A Teen’s Winning Design

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Since winning the competition with his Multipurpose Precision Maintenance Tool , he’s graduated and now attends college in Huntsville, Alabama. Robert, center, at the Alabama State House for NASA Day. Robert Hillian’s Multi-Tool, 3D printed on a Made In Space printer on the ISS. While just a senior in high school, Robert Hillian took on a challenge most of us can only dream of: design a tool to be used — and printed — in space.

Redwire Acquires Made In Space, the Leader in On-orbit Space Manufacturing Technologies

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Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, MIS has additional offices in California, Alabama, and Ohio. With offices in Florida, California, Alabama, and Ohio in the United States and Luxembourg, Europe, MIS is empowering a highly talented workforce to realize the Company vision of sustainably building off-Earth manufacturing capabilities to enable the future of space exploration.

Harvard Wyss Institute’s Nasal Swab and Toehold Switch Technologies Licensed to Agile Biodetection to Facilitate SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Efforts

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Agile Biodetection ( ) is a biotechnology company based out of Birmingham, Alabama. By Benjamin Boettner ( ) | Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Metros of 2014

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The fastest growing manufacturing metros stretch across multiple states – California, Illinois, Michigan, Alabama, Texas, Kentucky, and New Jersey. By “Fastest Growing Manufacturing Metros of 2014: Two-thirds of US metros increased their manufacturing job base in 2014; Merced-CA, Danville-IL and Flint-MI grew the fastest while Detroit, Dallas, and San Jose created the most new manufacturing jobs” Final revised numbers for 2014 (Jan. ’14 14 – Jan. ’15)

MELD Manufacturing Corporation Advances in Army Expeditionary Technology Search

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MELD will next exhibit and present at the Association of the Unites States Army ( AUSA ) Global Force Symposium and Exposition from March 26-28 in Huntsville, Alabama. CHRISTIANSBURG, VA – MELD Manufacturing Corporation has been selected for Phase III of the Army’s Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch).

A Ratchet Wrench That Brings Application Flexibility To The Forefront

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To those around him, Thomas Salverson may seem ambitious, after all, he could technically be referred to as a college junior after finishing his fourth semester at the The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Every year, the Extreme Redesign Challenge calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. It is a test to see who can come up with the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing.

The Next Frontier Is Really Here: 3D Printing And Space Survival

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Niki Werkheiser, project manager for the International Space Station 3-D Printer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tells Forbes that the technology can utterly transform how things are done, with designs simply emailed or uploaded to spacecraft that print out the objects.

Space Station’s 3D Printer Makes 1st Part

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The second phase will focus on actual utilization of parts printed out on the space station, said 3D Print program manager Niki Werkheiser, of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. International Space Station commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds up the first 3D printed part made in space. The part, an extruder plate (a piece of the printer itself), was made on Nov. 24, 2014.

Atlas V Rocket Launched Using Stratasys 3D Printed Parts on Mission to Resupply the ISS

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ULA’s facility in Decatur, Alabama, built the rocket from the ground up and relied on Stratasys’ Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer to create everything from tooling and support equipment to production parts. The Atlas V Rocket, built by ULA with Stratasys 3D printed parts, lighting up the Florida sky after its launch.