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Welcome to the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Additive Manufacturing (AM) wiki.

News! NPS approved a new Center for Additive Manufacturing in June 2019.  Stay tuned for further information and future website.Additive manufacturing

This page shows past work. 

Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing involves processes and technologies used to make three-dimensional (3D) objects. The AM wiki seeks to build a collaborative environment and community of interest for the advancement of additive manufacturing and 3D printing research at NPS.  This website links Additive Manufacturing (AM) projects, assets and capabilities of interest to faculty and students across NPS.  All interested NPS faculty, staff and students are welcome to contribute.

We are now inviting participation.  Please contact Amela Sadagic and Don Brutzman if you are interested.

Partnerships

Partnership Strategy.  The Naval Additive Manufacturing X3D Model Exchange: Preliminary Operational Capability project is a part of a larger roll out to share 3D models that support Naval Additive Manufacturing (AM). This Naval Research Program (NRP) effort is translating a National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3D Model Exchange server to make it applicable for Naval use. It is intended to help the Navy and Marine Corps define requirements for model sharing, user interfaces, and cyber protection of both systems and 3D data.  Developmental testing in the .edu domain supports future expeditionary prototyping, informing a roadmap being assembled by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in collaboration with SPAWAR using the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI).  Additional broad development work that explores support for the Marine Corps is proceeding in parallel.  These potential operational capabilities can inform future operational requirements, further supporting collaborative exploratory efforts by NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC).  In turn, this combined work is intended to inform future operational capability requirements that the Navy is working to develop with Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) and Maker Spaces.  ...add here....

(TO DO)

  • Make this site a showcase for NPS activities
  • Collect assets for upcoming ModelExchange.nps.edu
  • Archive links and descriptions to standards activities and Navy/USMC assets of general interest
  • Calendar update
  • Provide special-case information for milsuite
  • NPS additive manufacturing thesis page
  • AM in the News page

 

 

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The Naval Postgraduate School's Additive Manufacturing Community of Interest:

      • Reaches across the Navy, Marine Corps, Department of Defense, Academia, and Industry
      • Provides a virtual, collaborative environment for the advancement of additive manufacturing and 3D printing
      • An inclusive community for all disciplines
      • Encompasses the successful research, education, and experimentation efforts in additive manufacturing


We are now inviting participation: mailing list for NPS participants is am@nps.edu.  Please contact Amela Sadagic and Don Brutzman if you are interested.


Feedback is welcome!  Please let us know what you think.