3D Systems awarded contract from US Air Force for advanced metal printing system

3D Systems has secured a US$10.8 million US Air Force contract for a large-format Metal 3D Printer Advanced Technology Demonstrator.

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The two-year contract will support the development of large-scale hypersonic-relevant additive manufacturing print capabilities.

Work will be performed in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and in San Diego, California with an expected completion date of September 2025.

The contract builds on 3D Systems’ history of working in support of the US Department of Defense/Government since 2019 for the advancement of additive manufacturing.

“We’re pleased to have been awarded this contract and are confident that it will extend the state of the art in metal additive manufacturing within the United States,” said Dr Jeffrey Graves, president & CEO of 3D Systems. “We look forward to working with the United States Air Force to meet the objectives of this project.”