Additive manufacturing has the potential to provide Soldiers with cutting-edge munitions. Researchers at the U.S. Army CCDC's Army Research Laboratory are exploring the technology through a program designed to push the application of additive manufacturing to new boundaries. The lab's Tracie Dean speaks with Dr. Jason Robinette, program manager for the Science of Additive Manufacturing for Next Generation Munitions Essential Research Program in this episode of What We Learned Today!
When faced with battlefield threats, American Soldiers depend more than ever on body armor to protect them. To adapt to the evolving dangers of getting shot, the Army created a flagship program dedicated to protection technologies. The U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory has an essential research program to focus attention and resources on this important topic. Join the lab's Tracie Dean for an in-depth discussion with Army researcher Dr. Chris Hoppel about the future of materials engineering and how they plan to make America's Soldiers stronger and safer!
Hoppel is the program manager for the lab's Physics of Soldier Protection to Defeat Evolving Threats Essential Research Program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
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