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Lockheed, Penn State Team on Research

Keoki Jackson, Chief Technical Officer for Lockheed Martin, looks on as Penn State's vice-president for research Neil Sharkey signs the master research agreement, creating a partnership between Penn State research and the global security and aerospace company.

Penn State and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to accelerate their research collaborations, which could benefit the work the two organizations have done involving 3D printing. The manufacturing giant and university have signed a Master Research contract that includes research ...

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Lockheed Martin Pushes the Boundaries of AM with Satellite Fuel Tank Design

Lockheed Martin need RedEye's machines and finishing capabilities to build tanks of this size. Image Courtesy of RedEye

Lockheed Martin, a pioneer leveraging additive manufacturing technology, decided to push the boundaries once again, this time as part of design project to make more efficient use of space while increasing the satellite's payload. Because the process would require testing many assembly configurations and producing several prototype iterations to validate the various design changes, the Lockheed team was interested in alternative approaches to traditional manufacturing methods—particularly around the design and function of the satellite's giant fuel tanks.

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