Xerox and Naval Postgraduate School are collaborating on the development of 3D printing

Friday, 19 February 2021 12:43

Xerox a Naval Post­gra­dua­te Scho­ol (NPS) are newly collaborating on progress in the field of additive production research, specifically 3D printing. It has the potential to fundamentally change the way the military supplies its own deployed forces. NPS was the first to acquire the Xerox ElemX 3D printer. In December last year, the first Xerox universal liquid metal printer was installed on the NPS campus as part of the Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). ElemX.

The Xerox solution offers hands-on opportunities to explore how to create metal parts and equipment for immediate use with 3D printing technology.
The collaboration will help NPS develop the use of 3D printing technology for the US Navy and provide Xerox with valuable information to help ensure supply chain flexibility and resilience for future customers.
The ElemX printer gives NPS academics and students access to the latest additive manufacturing equipment for dissertation research. The aim of the research is to develop the capability of the navy and marines.
The Xerox ElemX printer uses cost-effective aluminum wire to produce end pieces that meet stringent operating requirements. The ability to produce on-site spare parts for immediate use reduces the reliance of forces on global supply chains. It also addresses the hidden costs of traditional production.
The Joint Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) does not imply the official promotion of Xerox or its Naval Postgraduate School products by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.


Source: Aktuality – 2D a 3D CAD Design Software by www.cad.cz.

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