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ASTRO America Selected to Manage U.S. Army’s Effort to Build World’s Largest Metal 3D Printer for Ground Vehicle Production | State

BETHESDA, Md., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Experts Devise Novel Approach to Vehicle Production. Efforts Focused on Manufacturing Process for Reducing Cost, Weight and Production Times While Increasing Survivability. Single, Massive Component Production Will Significantly Enhance Supply Chain Efficiency. Program Contracted Through LIFT, the DoD-Supported Manufacturing Innovation Institute 

The Applied Science & Technology Research Organization, or ASTRO America, today announced it has been selected to manage a new U.S. Army initiative to develop and deliver a hull-scale tool using metal additive manufacturing technology. Known as the “Jointless Hull Project,” the effort aims to provide improved production speeds,

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Biden’s latest effort to address the global microchip shortage

Biden’s executive order launched a 100-day review of supply chains for four critical products: semiconductor chips, large-capacity batteries for electric vehicles, rare earth minerals and pharmaceuticals.

The order also directs six sector reviews, modeled after the process used by the Defense Department to strengthen the defense industrial base. It will be focused on the areas of defense, public health, communications technology, transportation, energy and food production.

The United States has been besieged by supply shortages since the onset of the pandemic, which squeezed the availability of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment, hurting frontline workers.

The chip shortage, which

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