Morris, SGLB, and Honeywell are working together in a 24-month DARPA contract which if successful will validate IPQA capability for repeatable, faster, quality-assured production of aerospace quality parts made of titanium powder using additive manufacturing process. This partnership and the DARPA contract was ongoing when GE bought Morris. GE public statements reaffirming additive potential of SGLB related to quality and additive mfg timesavings mirror the anticipated successful outcome of the ongoing DARPA contract.
Approximately 12 monthes of the contract have passed now. Validation of the IPQA is completed in the latter stages of the contract although benchmark database IPQA requires to 'real time monitor additive mfg quality' is being built in the early stages as a regime gathering criteria IPQA needs about the titanium powder raw material is devised/proven/established.
New here, but like the metal printing possibilities....Seen a guy on youtube make an AK47 gun magazine from a printer. With metal printing, you could make any weapon you wanted to right on the battlefield. Hey private, print up another 15 assault rifles!