September 27, 2023
3D Systems has been awarded a $10.8 million U.S. Air Force contract for a Large-format Metal 3D Printer Advanced Technology Demonstrator. According to the company, the contract supports the development of large-scale hypersonic-relevant additive manufacturing print capabilities. Work will be performed in Rock Hill, SC, and in San Diego, CA, with an expected completion date of Sept. 29, 2025.
This contract builds upon 3D Systems’ history of working in support of the U.S. Department of Defense/Government since 2019 for the advancement of additive manufacturing, the company said.
“We’re pleased to have been awarded this contract and are confident that it will extend the state of the art in metal additive manufacturing within the United States,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, president & CEO, 3D Systems. “We look forward to working with the United States Air Force to meet the objectives of this project.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.