Now it feels as if everyone wants to be a part of 3D printing action. Be it entrepreneurs, designers, researchers, innovators or industrial experts, each one is looking forward to create the next big thing and carve ones niche. However, one knows that it is actually redefining modelling standards when the government industries including the defense and nuclear ones are getting involved in 3D printing activities.
So who is taking a plunge into the 3D printing’s ocean and which brand is loving it? Take a look:
Obama loves 3D printing
Oh yes! The president Obama is now on the 3D printing board by announcing to come up with three manufacturing sites for the businesses so that they can strike a partnership with the departments of Defense and Energy by creating the scope of high-tech jobs. During his speeches, he talked about Youngstown which is a manufacturing institution based in Ohio that has now turned into a maker space for the workers to master the art of 3D Printing.
Defence industries plunge in
Apart from Ohio, the makers enabling 3D printing in Miami have also involved several members when it comes to printing. This group involves several non-profit organizations, companies, government agencies as well as universities. There has been an addition of laboratories including Sandia Laboratories, Oak Ridge as well as Lawrence Livermore that have been helping several institutions when it comes to 3D printing. Departments of Energy and
Defence are joining the 3D printing companies to fulfil their long-term needs for design and innovation.
Nuclear industries and 3D printing
You might be wondering how can the nuclear industries can utilize 3D printing? Now you must know that the industry has come up with myraid of design options wherein it can craft unique parts that are quite complex, multi-layered and hollow. Hence, it is possible to create nuclear industry applications for disposal and cleaning. Europe’s largest nuclear site in Sellafield used 3D printing technology to design a lid for a 40 tonne Solid Waste Export Flask for shipping radioactive sludge.
With so many options and possibilities that can be nurtured through 3D printing, we have to wait and see what the upcoming years hold for us and how will we spectacle humongous changes on account of these partnerships. Until then, keep weaving dreams of 3D printing!