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Lockheed Martin extends additive manufacturing to key spacecraft components

on November 4, 2018, 05:43 pm MST

Lockheed Martin’s Additive Design and Manufacturing Center in Sunnyvale, California, where the company produces military, commercial and civil space technology, attained a comprehensive safety certification.

“We are the first UL certified additive manufacturing facility in the world,” Servando Cuellar, Lockheed Martin Space Systems engineering senior manager, told SpaceNews.

UL, a safety consulting, education and inspection firm based in Northbrook, Illinois, published the additive manufacturing safety standard, UL 3400, in 2017. It is designed to help additive manufacturers meet regulatory requirements and standards, while addressing risks related to 3D printing materials, equipment and production.

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