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Aurora Flight Sciences (AFS) Sensing Wing

Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS; and a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA.

 

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AFS Morphing Control Surface

Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS; and a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA.

 

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Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM)

A revolutionary process technology that uses sound to merge layers of metal drawn from featureless foil stock. The process produces true metallurgical bonds with full density and works with a variety of metals such as aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and titanium. In combining additive and subtractive process capabilities, UAM can create deep slots, hollow, latticed, or honeycombed internal structures, and other complex geometries impossible with conventional subtractive manufacturing processes. 

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Unmanned Systems for Collaborative Autonomy

GTRI has developed an unmanned systems platform for performing collaborative autonomy research. The system consists of multiple small, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that operate autonomously and FalconViewTM ground station. The vehicles send messages over the communications links to each other and negotiate task assignments in a distributed fashion, based on their capabilities and mission.

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Flexible Streatchable Electronics by MC10

Quote from MC10's website (LINK): "Technology and knowledge play a huge part on the battlefield. By integrating our invisible electronics into military gear in a way that doesn't add to our troops' already heavy load, we're maximizing performance and minimizing risk. We've made it possible to wirelessly monitor a soldier's hydration, temperature and other indicators from a remote desert or a submerged submarine. Let's just say we wouldn't want to be the other guys."

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Optomec LENS 3D Printing

Quote from Optomec's website (LINK): "LENS metal 3D printers are ideally suited to fabricate, enhance and repair high performance metal components used in Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation, and Medical device manufacturing industries. The LENS process cost-effectively builds 3-dimensional structures with excellent material properties from a wide range of metals, including titanium, stainless steel, nickel, cobalt and other engineering alloys."

Video shows an addititively manufactured wheel built on an Optomec LENS MR7 to demonstrate the capability to build an AM part from disimilar metals.

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Anklebiter ULV

This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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Electron Beam Melting

The Arcam EBM® process fully dense metal components are built up, layer-by-layer of metal powder, melted by a powerful electron beam. Each layer is melted to the exact geometry defined by a CAD model.

This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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More on Arcam EBM (LINK)

The Arcam EBM® process fully dense metal components are built up, layer-by-layer of metal powder, melted by a powerful electron beam. Each layer is melted to the exact geometry defined by a CAD model.

This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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More on Arcam (LINK)

The Arcam EBM® process fully dense metal components are built up, layer-by-layer of metal powder, melted by a powerful electron beam. Each layer is melted to the exact geometry defined by a CAD model.

This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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Overview of Direct Manufacturing.

This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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Quote from POM Group's website (LINK):  "DM3D Technology, LLC has acquired POM Group's DMD Technology and is currently the premier additive metal 3D company which utilizes laser based direct metal deposition technology to form functional metal parts directly from a 3D CAD data.   Unlike, laser sintering, traditional coating or thermal spray processes, DMD Technology produces fully dense metal parts with a strong metallurgical bond to the base material resulting in production parts. DM3D's expertise and innovation, which is protected by its patents and highly proprietary trade secrets, give the company its competitive edge in the marketplace."

This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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Manufacturing technology. Fabrisonic is a joint venture between Solidica, a Michigan-based technology company, and EWI, an Ohio based manufacturing research organization. Solidica developed the base UAM technology in the late 90s and sold machines for a short time. Subsequently, EWI and Solidica have developed new IP that allows much higher power UAM machines. Fabrisonic was created to take advantage of these new designs that allow welding of high strength engineering alloys such as aero-grade Aluminums, Stainless Steels, and Titaniums.

This video was submitted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scott Littlefield will discuss this on November 12th.

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  Charles Pippen, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Topic: Cooperation in Robotic and Unmanned Systems DCO Session.mp4
  Barry Ives, MC10 Inc., Topic: Flexible Printed Electronics DCO Session.mp4
  Richard Grylls, Optomec Inc, LENS General Manager Topic: LENS Technology - 3D Printing Titanium and Stainless Steel DCO Session.mp4

 

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