3D Printing

Air Force Improvises With 3D Printing to Overcome Supply Chain Challenge

A senior airman’s creative idea resulted in money saved and capabilities improved at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

NASA Bringing Bioprinting Technology To Space Station

The space agency is furthering bioprinting as a safe method for healing wounds in outer space.

How 3D Printing with Moonrock-Like Material Could Lead to New Space Habitats

New research could also mark a milestone for a sophisticated device that already resides beyond Earth.

FDA Approves VA-Made 3D-Printed Hearing Device for South Carolina Veteran

It’s rooted in the patient’s unique idea to use a drinking straw to open up his hearing pathway.

VA Makes Moves to 3D Print and Produce Medical Devices In-House

A newly unveiled effort will expand collaboration that was sparked by COVID-19.

Government Innovation in a Global Pandemic

In the crunch of a crisis, federal agencies unleashed bots, artificial intelligence, 3D printers and supercomputers to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

HHS Proposes ‘IT Control Tower’ to Manage Strategic National Stockpile

The proposal is part of a larger strategy to incorporate the manufacturing, distribution and point-of-care sectors.

As the Coronavirus Interrupts Global Supply Chains, People Have an Alternative: Make It at Home

The cost of 3D printers has dropped low enough to be accessible to most Americans.

NIH, FDA and VA 3D-Printing Collaboration Turns to Ventilator Parts

So far, about a dozen designs for personal protective gear have gotten the OK for clinical use.

Team Builds Ventilators from $300 Worth of Parts

Faculty and students at Rice University gathered to see how quickly they could develop a more robust prototype built primarily of 3D-printed and laser-cut parts.

FDA, NIH, VA Partner to Accelerate 3D-Printed Protective Gear for COVID-19 Response

The pandemic-driven outcomes could demonstrate what strategic interagency efforts around emerging technology can catalyze in rapid timeframes.

States Sue Trump Administration Over 3D-Printed Gun Regulations

The state attorneys general say they fear making online designs to create “ghost guns” more accessible will lead to violence.

How VA Is Tapping Cutting-Edge Tech for Veterans

From artificial intelligence to Walmart telehealth stations, the agency spent 2019 focused on how tech can augment its health services.

Pentagon Remains Bullish on 3D Printing, Despite Regulatory ‘Slog’

Military officials want to put additive manufacturing to broader use, but barriers remain.