3-D Printing Is Changing Way Air Force Fixes Its Aging Planes

Oriana Pawlyk | Military.com - July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
Three-dimensional printing is becoming more prevalent in the defense industry, as engineers explore the process to make parts for the most sophisticated U.S. weapons, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles. But lesser-known projects have been in the works at a Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, shop that has been producing parts for Air Force aircraft for at least two years. In February, Lt. Gen. John Cooper, deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection,.... Read More
3-D Printing Is Changing Way Air Force Fixes Its Aging Planes

Three-dimensional printing is becoming more prevalent in the defense industry, as engineers explore the process to make parts for the most sophisticated U.S. weapons, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Utah Expands a Diverse Manufacturing Base

Gary Daughters | Site Selection Magazine - June 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018
Outdoor companies that have chosen to headquarter in Utah include Black Diamond, Skullcandy, Ground Zero, Easton and GPS. The outdoor economy has become such a boon to Utah that, in 2013, Governor Gary Herbert created a first-in-the-nation statewide Office of Outdoor Recreation. "Our mission," says office director Tom Adams, "is to make sure that all Utahans can live an active lifestyle through outdoor recreation. People here tell their friends and family about Utah and tourism.... Read More
Utah Expands a Diverse Manufacturing Base

"We're extremely diversified in manufacturing," says Todd Bingham, president of the Utah Manufacturers Association. "The supply chain for manufacturing is very well connected, and many of our manufacturing companies do business in multiple sectors. There's a very good mixture of high-tech manufacturing and then traditional manufacturing."

New polymer manufacturing process saves 10 orders of magnitude of energy

Science Codex - May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018
Makers of cars, planes, buses - anything that needs strong, lightweight and heat resistant parts - are poised to benefit from a new manufacturing process that requires only a quick touch from a small heat source to send a cascading hardening wave through a polymer. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the cost, time and energy needed, compared with the current manufacturing process. The findings, reported.... Read More
New polymer manufacturing process saves 10 orders of magnitude of energy

New polymerization process uses 10 orders of magnitude less energy and can cut two orders of magnitudes of time over the current manufacturing process.