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. Right now we’re working on making a full-sized electric car, and the students are designing components to print for that.

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

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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 engineGE 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.

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Security drOwned by University researchers

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A paper has been released supporting the claims that a team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, bodyTop Research 3D Printing Ben-Gurion University of the Negev BGU drone drones drowned security Singapore University of Technology and Design University of South Alabama

NASA engineers test first multi-alloy 3D printed rocket part

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Toward the development of its next generation space exploration vehicles, NASA has significantly ramped up efforts to incorporate 3D printing in component design. In July, the administration’s engineers performed 30 firing tests of a bi-metallic 3D printed rocket igniter at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. After analysis at the University of Alabama, researchers found […].

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

Additive Manufacturing

The Army and GE also successfully completed their Preliminary Design Review (PDR) last month, approving GE Aviation’s design and configuration of the T901 engine. ” With fewer parts and a simpler design, the T901 is more reliable and more maintainable.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

Shapeways Blog

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. We caught up with him recently to ask about his design process, his future, and how he went from high school kid to NASA engineer.

DfAM in Germany

Wohlers Talk

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is not easy. Our first two were for NASA Marshal Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Our second annual Design at Elevation DfAM course is September 2019 in Frisco, Colorado. That’s why we have been offering DfAM courses since 2015.

DfAM

Wohlers Talk

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is not easy. Our first two were for NASA Marshal Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Our second annual Design at Elevation DfAM course is September 2019 in Frisco, Colorado. That’s why we have been offering DfAM courses since 2015.

GE and the U.S. Army Conduct T901 Preliminary Design Review for Improved Turbine Engine Program

Additive Manufacturing

Army for the successful Preliminary Design Review ( PDR ) of the T901 -GE-900 engine in early March. Learn more about the T901’s proven, single-spool design here. By Dave Wilson | DavidJon.Wilson@ge.com | GE Aviation. LYNN, Massachusetts – April 25, 2018 – GE Aviation hosted the U.S.

NASA Challenges Designers to Construct Habitat for Deep Space Exploration

Additive Manufacturing

million competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars.

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.

AM in Aerospace

Wohlers Talk

Many aerospace companies are currently qualifying AM processes and materials and certifying designs at an unprecedented pace. With new designs that consolidate many parts into one, coupled with methods of lightweighting, AM becomes compelling.

New Home of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute

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The DMDI Institute will address the life cycle of digital data interchanged through design, engineering and manufacturing. President Obama announced yesterday the selection of an Illinois consortium led by UI Labs, a nonprofit research and development group led by the University of Illinois, to lead the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDI).

NASA-Students Selected for Winning Designs of 3-D Printed Tools for Astronauts

Additive Manufacturing

NASA , January 30, 2015-After three months of designing and modeling, a panel of judges from NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation (ASME) and Made In Space Inc. Teen Winner Multipurpose Precision Maintenance Tool designed by Robert Hillan. NASA Release.

NASA tests 3D-printed turbopump

3D Printing Review

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.” ” The pump was designed by Marshall engineers and outside vendors.

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. It also turns the design process on its head.

American Wind May Have Changed the Future of Electric Cars

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Using a Wind Wall of his patented design, Yost plans to drive cross-country in a Ford C-Max Energi electric car without stopping for energy beyond food and sleep. It all began with an Alabama tornado in 2011. And so, in 2012, Yost founded American Wind and started work on his designs.

A Ratchet Wrench That Brings Application Flexibility To The Forefront

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

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.

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.

The 3D Printed ARM Cast – Thomas Salverson

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

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.

GE Additive Concept Laser M Line Factory Ships

Additive Manufacturing

As an additional bonus, the system was transported on a Boeing 747-8 Freighter, powered by GEnx-2B engines – that will soon incorporate additive parts , manufactured on GE Additive Concept Laser M2 machines in Auburn, Alabama.

Successful NASA Rocket Fuel Pump Tests Pave Way for 3-D Printed Demonstrator Engine

Additive Manufacturing

One of the most complex, 3-D printed rocket engine parts ever made, a turbopump , got its “heartbeat” racing at more than 90,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) during a successful series of tests with liquid hydrogen propellant at NASA ‘s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence to Host First Workshop

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16, 2019 — The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence will host its first workshop on Monday, March 25 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National in Alabama, USA. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,

3D Printed Prosthesis Do More than Lend a Helping Hand

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Jason Bara is associate professor in the chemical and biological engineering department at the University of Alabama where the Alabama Prosthetic Project was founded. This design allows the fingers to naturally shape themselves around objects. “In

NASA-Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville, Alabama USA.

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

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

An Atlas V rocket, designed and built by United Launch Alliance (ULA), took off from Cape Canaveral’s Air Force Station with production parts that were 3D printed using Stratasys FDM technology.

Made In Space Awarded NASA Contract for Robotic Manufacturing and Assembly Flight Demo Mission

Additive Manufacturing

These technologies allow us to circumvent the design constraints imposed by the launch environment and create space optimized structures and assemblies thereby demonstrating unprecedented capabilities.”.

Space Station's Mobile Freezers a Challenge Only Solved with 3D Printing’s Unique Thermal, Tensile and Geometric Properties

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Engineers and scientists at The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Center for Biophysical Sciences & Engineering (CBSE) are working with NASA to develop freezer units capable of reaching temperatures as low as -160°C.

Top 6 Reasons Universities Are Buying 3D Printers

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It is particularly important in education, where research students can translate their designs into physical objects. Don’t get left behind in the race to buy a 3D printer! It is now one of the top products being budgeted for by universities.

Space Station’s 3D Printer Makes 1st Part

3D Printing Review

The 3D printer, which was designed and built by California-based startup Made In Space, created an extruder plate — a piece of itself — on Monday (Nov. International Space Station commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds up the first 3D printed part made in space.

3D Printed Rocket Engine Space Race Continues

DIY 3D Printing

Rocket Lab uses Rutherford rocket engine that is almost entirely 3d printed: Rocket Lab’s flagship engine, the 4,600lbf Rutherford, is a turbo-pumped LOX/RP-1 engine specifically designed for the Electron Launch Vehicle.

NASA Tests Provide Rare Opportunity to Get 3-D Printed Part Comparison Data

Additive Manufacturing

11, 2015-A key part of the F-1 engine — the rocket engine that propelled the Saturn V and sent men to Moon — just completed a series of tests that will provide new data for today’s rocket engine designers. Huntsville, Alabama USA. Huntsville, Alabama. By NASA.

Made In Space Wins NASA Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award

Additive Manufacturing

AMF is a second-generation 3D printing device and was designed as modular and upgradeable to adapt to new technology and future long duration missions. MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.,

NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

Additive Manufacturing

Rather than loading all their materials or waiting for a resupply mission, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are asking — what if astronauts could simply use what they found when they arrived on a new destination like Mars?

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. If a part is produced in microgravity, you can design it to operate in the environment in which it will be used, and this opens up a design space we’ve never had before,” she explains.

Made In Space Celebrates Two Years Printing in Space with AMF

Additive Manufacturing

AMF’s modular hardware design allows for continual upgrades. MOFFETT FIELD, CA, March 27, 2018 — Made In Space, Inc. ( MIS ) is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Additive Manufacturing Facility ( AMF ) printing onboard the International Space Station ( ISS ).

Carpenter Enhances Additive Manufacturing Capabilities with Acquisition of LPW Technology Ltd.

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is a leader in the development, manufacturing, and supply of ultra-clean metal powders designed specifically for the Additive Manufacturing industry. Expands Growing Leadership Position as Additive Manufacturing Solutions Provider.

Made In Space and Braskem to Launch First Commercial Recycling Facility to the Space Station

Additive Manufacturing

Recycler is designed to convert plastic waste and 3D printed objects into feedstock that can be used by additive manufacturing facilities currently on the ISS. Moffett Field, CA, October 29, 2019 – Made In Space, Inc.

Piece by Piece: NASA Team Moves Closer to Building a 3-D Printed Rocket Engine

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, is a key technology for enhancing space vehicle designs and manufacturing and enabling more affordable exploration missions. To make each part, a design is entered into a 3-D printer’s computer. By NASA.

America’s Manufacturing Renaissance

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NAM reports the top five states for manufacturing growth are Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and Alabama. Canfield notes that Alabama exported a new annual record of manufactured goods in 2016, totaling $10.7 Canfield says that in 2015 alone, Alabama attracted a record $3.4