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3D Systems partners with U.S. Army on 3D printing lab

Staff writer |
3D Systems announced a partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the nation's premier research center for land forces.

The will jointly develop 3D printing technology and materials for automotive, medical, wearable, aerospace, and other commercial and defense applications at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

As part of this agreement, 3DS personnel will serve as guest researchers on-site at Aberdeen Proving Ground to collaborate with the Army's material scientists.

Together, Army and 3DS researchers will tap ARL's expansive high-tech materials characterization toolset, as well as bring together scores of leading polymer and metals scientists from the government and industry.

3DS will also work with the Army on hybridized manufacturing applications using 3D printing to allow for logistics innovations such as in-field manufacturing and efficient depot-level repair.

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