U.S. military is developing 3 d printing missile head!


, rapid prototyping manufacturing technology is usually referred to as 3 d printing technology, is creative in nature. Through your code to make powder material, heating materials are stacked together, use print to construct objects. In research and development of the future, the americans expect the new 3 d printing missiles, make the innovation to more devastating terminal.

the U.S. Army Technology’s latest subject mainly focuses on 3 d printing Technology. Design a new warhead shape is one of the most promising direction of the study. In the United States army weapons research and development and engineering center (ARDEC) mentioned how 3 d printing metal may change the military logistics, the army’s weapons research, development and engineering center materials engineer James Zunino explained to us, what kind of rapid prototyping technology that materials can cause blasting technology “missile warhead explosion effect of designers are trying to meet certain conditions.” James Zunino explanation. They want to research and development of missile, the debris should be able to specify the direction of the launch so as to achieve the best effect of destroy.

“as soon as you enter the detonation physics, you can open a new field,” said Zunino. Use machine production limit the shape of the warhead. 3 d printing using its expansion function to remove the original failed to breakthrough the limit of warhead parts processing technology, the use of so as to make the space more efficiently.

“what you get is more save a space, but it is more secure, more destructive and stronger capability of missile.” Zunino said.

fixed weapons explosion is a big problem, because it is not only the military power tools, and need to be more precise attack. Last winter, missile manufacturers MBDA test the different shapes of warhead – can accurately to destroy enemy targets, but also avoid unnecessary casualties. In the future, 3 d printing warhead can provide a lot of similar to the troops and commanders in how and to what extent blow up the target function of more choice.

and 3 d printing warhead is important part of the weapons, almost certainly, it also led to the 3 d printing and the different between the two common spare parts supply task. Many stories of the problem are focused on the horizon. “Faster, more accurate,” named after the army’s Rapid Equipping the Force of the master sergeant Adam Asclipiadis, describes how they in Afghanistan when using Statasys Fortus 3 d printers.

first, engineers in the r&d center of the first to know what the army soldiers in actual combat the challenge. And then, combined with real standing army concept and experience, design a preliminary solution. The r&d center of engineer to design the 3 d printing plastic entity model, and supply department to get instant feedback. This requires explosion-proof laboratory personnel in the final molding to ensure that the appropriate form, configuration and function… Each solution need to be after 3 to 5 times of repeated validation and then make a final prototype. With 3 d printing technology, the project team to print, evaluation and subsequent plastic prototype, just a few days can finish the whole process.

further discussion in the field of 3 d printing, so its application in the military, such as medicine, food, new materials, the construction of logistics distribution plant or miniature model, are better able to play the field. There are 3 d technology of biological printed tissue for the treatment of wounds, especially in burn wounds. Using 3 d biological printing technology, when the wounded soldier, can quickly print out injured area war doctor biological tissue, thereby to heal quickly.

Source: BI