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Published on July 20th, 2016 | by Geetika Bhasin

NNSA Uses Additive Manufacturing to 3D Print Climatic Issues

The NNSA, National Nuclear Security Administration, is mitigating the climate by making 3D printed beads. These beads are capable of capturing carbon dioxide which would help in solving environmental problems.

NNSA labs are trying to replicate nuclear weapons to test their capability in real environments. They are doing so by using the laser to melt the various layers of metal to build shapes. 3D printing helps the manufacturers to design components that are not possible to manufacture using traditional manufacturing methods. These components weigh less and perform better.

The researchers from the lab have used 3D printing to improve the nuclear equipment for warfighters and living tissue. NNSA labs are printing armor for to increase the nuclear weapon stockpile of the U.S. If researchers are successful in replicating climatic conditions and living tissues, we might be at the edge of saving the world from destructive activities. Everything that is damaged could be repaired and restored.

NNSA is responsible for maintaining national security by the military application of living sciences. It maintains the security and effectiveness of the nuclear weapons by performing experiments and researches without a nuclear explosion. It responds to nuclear emergencies in the US and around the globe. Of late, the NNSA has realized the potential of additive manufacturing. It will use this technology to conduct experiments on environmental problems and finding their potential solutions.

The National Nuclear Security Administration is using additive manufacturing to minimize the dangers of using weapons for wars and other activities that cause large scale destruction. They are printing living tissues and other materials found in nature. They are printing elements from the basic cells and making full use of 3D printing technology. The use of additive manufacturing for manufacturing heavy weapons has greatly reduced cost and the weight of the nuclear equipment.



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