Hypersonics: $10,758,261 in 3D printing for the US Air Force Research Lab

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The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio) has just acquired a metal 3D printer demonstrator intended for manufacturing components for its future hypersonic aircraft. A contract worth $10,758,261 was awarded to the company 3D Systems Corp for this technology essential to exceeding Mach 5, despite the liberties taken by the company with industrial safety.

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