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Northrop Ramps Up High-Temperature Material Manufacturing With Robotic 3D Printer

Northrop Ramps Up High-Temperature Material Manufacturing With Robotic 3D Printer - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Northrop Grumman is using a patented, robotic-based additive manufacturing technology to advance the development of high-temperature composites used in hypersonic and high-speed weapon manufacturing.

The Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing Carbon/Carbon system employs 6-axis continuous fiber reinforcement to fabricate 3D-printed composite structures before undergoing a proprietary manufacturing process, Northrop said Thursday.

SCRAM works to reduce time spent on C/C manufacturing by up to 50 percent, enabling large-scale printing of continuous fiber composites.

“This manufacturing advancement will deliver capability to the field much faster than traditional methods, and ensures our warfighters have the latest technology and advanced weapons to counter both existing and future threats,” said Dan Olson, vice president and general manager of weapon systems at Northrop.

The defense contractor has multiple patents on the industrial robotic 3D printer.

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Written by Naomi Cooper

is a full-time writer for ArchIntel, a division of Executive Mosaic, and a contributor for ExecutiveBiz. She covers emerging technologies, technology innovation, contract awards, partnerships and market expansion stories in the government contracting industry.

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