Army Partners with U. Alabama on Additive Manufacturing

3D printer

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is now planning to help the U.S. Army better understand and use the newest type of manufacturing that has already been called a game-changer for the manufacturing industry. Additive manufacturing, which includes 3-D printing. According to an Army press release, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and the university are collaborating together to share knowledge and resources related to additive manufacturing.

AMRDEC and  NASA’s MSFC are interested in the partnership for research needs as well as getting help from scientists and engineers who are already well-versed in additive manufacturing, to “fabricate and performance-test qualifying components for ground and flight test,” AMRDEC Director James Lackey in the press release.

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