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PRD hosts Additive Manufacturing 101 course

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Engineers at the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Communications-Electronics Center recently headed into the classroom to explore the possibilities of using advanced 3D printing processes as a means to support Army readiness and modernization.

“The center’s Product Realization Systems Engineering and Quality Directorate, or PRD, hosted Additive Manufacturing 101, the first training course of its kind here. Twenty engineers, logisticians and quality personnel from across the Communications-Electronics Center and Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, attended the three-day course for hands-on experience.

Additive manufacturing, or AM, has been around for three decades, but in the course of the last few years, AM’s 3D printing processes have markedly and rapidly improved through high-performance computing which allows better modeling along with the addition of new materials that make manufactured parts more robust; as a result, its applications have become more extensive and applicable to the Army’s mission.. … Read More

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S&TCD Director Michael Monteleone Inducted Into Senior Executive Service

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Flanked by senior U.S. Army leadership and his immediate family, Michael C. Monteleone III was officially inducted into the Senior Executive Service, or SES, during a ceremony on November 1.

“Congratulations to Mike Monteleone. He has my absolute confidence, and we will support him in everything that he does,” said Major General Cedric T. Wins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, or RDECOM.

Monteleone was elevated to the SES after serving with distinction in numerous, paramount leadership positions within RDECOM’s Communications-Electronics Center, or CERDEC, where he serves as the director of its Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, or S&TCD.. … Read More

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