European Defence Agency to Study 3D Printing’s Impact on the Defense Industry

Published by , April 11, 2017 6:59 am

(  The European Defence Agency (EDA) is launching a project to explore the impact that 3D printing technology could have on the defense industry. For the project, entitled “Additive Manufacturing Feasibility Study & Technology Demonstration,” the EDA has commissioned Fundación Prodintec, a Spain-based technology center, and MBDA FR, a European missile manufacturer.
The EDA has broken down its project into three main objectives. The first will consist of a “desktop study” that will situate additive manufacturing technologies within the specific context of defense. The second objective will include a tech demonstration of 3D printing, which will entail a simulated deployment scenario using additive manufacturing. The third and final part of the AM project will take place once the first two are complete and will consist of presenting and exhibiting the results and conclusions from the study.

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