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3D Printing Information Unpeeled: Container Factories for Drones, DARPA & SWOMP – 3DPrint.com


Firestorm Labs, based by Ian Muceus, previously of Origin and Stratasys, goals to containerize drone factories. The corporate which has gotten $12 million from Lockheed and others hopes to print the Tempest drone on location. With a most takeoff weight of 25 kilos and a payload of 4.5 kilos and a size of 1.8m and a wingspan of two meters  it hopes to print it on location in 24 hours. This appears a bit bold however the concept is sound and far wanted.

DARPA is engaged on the Additive Manufacturing of Microelectronic Methods program, or AMME, which hopes to make a 500-nanometer decision machine smaller than a one cent coin underneath three minutes. This system appears to be like to volumetric 3D printing and selective supplies synthesis to make the organic, mechanical and electro optical gadgets of the longer term. That is the factor I´m essentially the most enthusiastic about in Additive proper now. 

Aerosint is alive, the a part of Schaeffler has shipped a system, purchased in October 2023 to SPS (Spark Plasma Sintering) firm California Nanotechnologies. This will result in new environment friendly methods to make ceramic and metallic elements of distinctive combos of these supplies. 

Sandia researchers have provide you with  SWOMP (Selective Twin-Wavelength Olefin Metathesis 3D-Printing) which makes use of each ultraviolet and blue mild with the second wavelength stopping sticking to the vat. Like it. The method makes use of dicyclopentadiene, which is hazardous to make olefin elements which can be stronger and extra proof against chemical substances and actual world situations than the supplies we now use. Maybe the crew could make tunable rubber like supplies as nicely. 

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