Lockheed Martin drives additive manufacturing
Lockheed Martin has aided the DoD in integrating additive manufacturing. Earlier this year, the company shared its 5Ps Additive Manufacturing Model, which demonstrates the potential of a 3D printing in the lifecycle of a typical DoD program.
Prior to this, exploring the innovations of additive manufacturing software, Lockheed Martin invested $100 million into the New York-based AM software company nToplology to help streamline its design and manufacturing processes.
Moreover, last year, the company invested $350 million in a state-of-the-art aerospace production facility, complete with industrial grade 3D printers and “virtual immersion environments.”