June 24, 2019

NASA Plans 3-D Printing of Habitats on Other Planets

3-D printing

NASA uses 3-D printing to repair tools in space and now wants to use the technology to build habitats on other planets. The US Army deploys its Rapid Fabrication via Additive Manufacturing on the Battlefield, with five printers to get broken equipment ready for battle quicker. The current, fourth deployment of the $250,000 facility, is in South Korea.

Lawmakers Chide Navy for Continued Physiological Episodes

Physiological Episodes

The Navy is trying to find a way to alert Congress earlier of ongoing Physiological Episodes in response to a chiding from the House Armed Services Committee for failing to more promptly disclose the January failure of the environmental control system of an E/A-18G Growler.

F-35 Costs Stabilized, says DoD

F-35 costs

The price of the most expensive weapon system in history, the F-35, has stabilized based on development and production costs. The DoD assessment does not figure in upcoming software upgrades.

3-D Printing Targets Readiness & Reliability for Navy

3-D Printing

A Pax Partnership 3-D Printing briefing draws nearly 100 TPP members, including local contractors. Guests heard how Naval Air Systems Command, as part of a Navy-wide effort, is meeting the challenge.