Additive manufacturing stands to benefit from the development of standards and certification, both for its machines and the products they produce. Andy Imrie, global product launch manager at Lloyds Register, reviews the current status and what might be in store for 3D printing in this ASME video recorded at AM3D 2016.
Florida's beaches from Perdido Key through Navarre are only now beginning to reap the benefits of funds from the BP oil spill settlement, nearly seven years after the spill, Pensacola-area officials say. "I have no doubt we will see hundreds of millions of dollars in spending in Escambia County and that the money could be transformative," says Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson.
Next year's massive biennial Rim of the Pacific naval exercise will be commanded by non-founding member Chile, marking a first. Previous commands have alternated among the US, Australian and Canadian navies, but Chile's navy has now "earned this responsibility through years of observation, participation, mastery and leadership at RIMPAC," said Adm. Scott H. Swift, Pacific Fleet commander.
The USS America and USS Boxer have been honored with "Battle E" awards for superior performance over a yearlong evaluation cycle. The two San Diego-based amphibious assault ships are, respectively, the newest and the oldest of their kind in the fleet.
The Coast Guard's 20th Fast Response Cutter was commissioned Saturday in Cape May, N.J. The Lawrence Lawson is named in honor of the keeper of the Evanston, Ill., lifeboat station that led the 1889 rescue of crew members from a distressed steam vessel in Lake Michigan.
The Illinois State Geological Survey will use a helicopter carrying an electromagnetic array to map Lake Michigan's sand, whose natural drift has changed as a result of construction of things such as piers and harbors. Electromagnetic signals will outline the lake floor's landscape, showing sand deposits and their thicknesses.
Death masks typically made of plaster are the subject of an art project that instead uses computer modeling and 3D printing to explore and expand upon the tradition and bridge the natural and the man-made worlds. The Vespers series of masks was created by Neri Oxman and a group at the MIT Media Lab and forms part of the London Design Museum's "Fear and Love" exhibit.
Northrop Grumman Systems will produce gun mission modules for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship under a $68.8 million contract granted last week. The module comprises two Mk 46 single 30 mm guns, and the contract includes support functions.
Australian naval trials have confirmed the compatibility of Lockheed Martin's Aegis combat system with the HMAS Hobart destroyer. "Having these three destroyers with the Aegis combat system provides Australia with new game-changing capabilities to address modern threats," said Lockheed Martin's Jim Sheridan.
Servicing Virginia class submarines is the focus for Capt. David S. Hunt, the new Portsmouth Naval Shipyard commander over the next three years. That means three-dock capability as the yard and the Navy transition from the Los Angeles to the Virginia class, with groundwork for the yard that "will be done during my tour here to set the shipyard up for the future," Hunt said.
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