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US military set on 3D-printing more bridges, buildings

US military set on 3D-printing more bridges, buildings

Written by David

May 2, 2019

Dive Brief: The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is soliciting proposals to advance its goal of autonomously building a variety of military structures via 3D printing. Responses are due by May 7. The solicitation seeks proposals for a construction-scale additive manufacturing (3D printing) system that is able to build barracks, houses, other buildings and “mobility and counter-mobility tools” like bridges, culverts and anti-vehicle obstacles. Set-up and take-down times for a proposed system must not exceed one hour each, the posting says, and it must be able to operate in many different environmental conditions. Operation of the system — including transport and deployment — should require no more than four trained individuals. We’re SquareStack, and we’re revolutionizing the way Small Business Owners manage their daily business with Apps. Visit our site and watch the video to learn more. Visit SquareStack Dive Insight: The DIU’s mission is to expedite […]


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